Ceasefire violation: One BSF jawan killed while retaliating to Pakistan's firing

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 October 2016, 17:20 IST

A BSF jawan was accidentally killed while he was responding to firing by Pakistani troops from across the border in Macchil sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.

A top BSF official had earlier said that constable Nitin Subhash was killed in firing by Pakistani troops, but it was later clarified by the force that he died after being grievously injured in an explosion caused due to recoil.

"Subhash was injured due to recoil and was admitted to a medical facility where he succumbed late last night," BSF IG (Kashmir) Vikash Chandra said.

28-year-old Subhash, hailing from Sangli in Maharashtra, had joined BSF in 2008 and is survived by his wife and two sons aged four and two years.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire in RS Pura and Kathua sectors along International Border on 29 October.

In Macchil sector, terrorists, aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, had on Friday night crossed the Line of Control. They killed a jawan and mutilated his body prompting the Indian Army to warn that "the incident will be responded to appropriately".

Four army and three BSF personnel have died in the latest escalation along the boundary with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.