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BSF jawan injured by Pak snipers dies; 'promised him I won't cry' says mother

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Published Oct 23, 2016, 7:38 am IST
Updated Oct 23, 2016, 11:24 am IST
Pakistani snipers targeted him as he was instrumental in foiling a major infiltration bid along the international border.
BSF jawan Gurnam Singh succumbed to his injuries. (Photo: PTI)
 BSF jawan Gurnam Singh succumbed to his injuries. (Photo: PTI)

Jammu: BSF jawan Gurnam Singh, who was injured in Friday's attack by Pakistani forces at the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday night.

26-year-old Singh, who was undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital here, died at around 11.45 pm, police said.

 

He was injured on Friday when Pakistani snipers targeted him as he was instrumental in foiling a major infiltration bid along the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Gurnam once said 'Mumma, don't cry if I sacrifice my life for the nation', I said I wont," said Jaswant Kaur, the mother of the jawan.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday offered his condolences to the heartbroken family. "I am saddened by the demise of BSF jawan Gurnam Singh. He has given an example of bravery on the border and gave his life for the nation. I laud the sheer bravery and sacrifice of Gurnam Singh and offer my condolences to his grieving family," Rajnath said in a series of tweets.

 

Seven personnel of Pakistani Rangers, the border force of Pakistan, and a terrorist were killed when BSF retaliated against a ceasefire violation in which Gurnam was injured.

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