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Army jawan injured in Apr 17 ceasefire violation in J-K's Rajouri dies

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An Army jawan, who was injured in Pakistani firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's district, succumbed to at a military hospital here, a said today.

His death raised the number of persons killed in over 650 ceasefire violations by in the state this year to 31, including 16 security personnel.

Havildar (42) suffered in the unprovoked Pakistani firing on army posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Sunderbani sector on April 17. He was evacuated and provided intensive medical care in a military hospital, the said.

He said Singh, hailing from Kalsian village of in district, succumbed to his yesterday despite all out efforts by doctors to save his life.

Singh is survived by his wife Neelam Kumari, the said, adding that he was a brave and sincere soldier.

The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty", he said.

The spokesman said the mortal remains of the soldier had reached his home for last rites and he will be given a farewell with full military honours later in the day.

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First Published: Sat, April 21 2018. 09:10 IST