New Delhi: An unprovoked firing was initiated by Pakistan in Ramgarh sector, Jammu on a BSF party which went ahead of fence for clearing elephant grass (Sarkanda) on September 18, 2018, around 10:40pm.
The patrol found one of their members missing. With the reinforcement from company Headquarters, the complete area was sanitised first and then the search started for the missing jawan.
With much effort, the body of missing jawan HC Narender Singh was found with multiple bullet injuries on his torso and neck. As per reports by Times Now, the jawan’s eyes were gouged out, his throat was slit open and body bore three bullet wounds in the back, and there was a horrific attempt to behead him.
Tactical patrols are routinely sent to clear the wild vegetation for creating field of view along International Boundary, closer to which Pakistan side has a protective bundh.
In the wake of the brutal incident, a day ahead of the scheduled India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match, the security forces have issued a “high alert” across the entire IB and the Line of Control (LOC).
The issue of unprovoked firing and the loss of a BSF trooper has strongly been protested with Pak Rangers. As per officials in the security establishment, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) are expected to raise the issue with their Pakistani counterparts.