BSF jawan Gurnam Singh, who was seriously injured on Friday during a cross-border fire between Indian army and Pakistan rangers in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir succumbed to his injuries late last night at Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu.
The 26-year-old was injured when Pakistani snipers targeted him as he was involved in foiling a major infiltration bid along the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Singh had been undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu.
“Bullet had hit Gurnam Singh’s head and he was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit. Senior doctors were observing him. His parents wanted him to be shifted to AIIMS for better treatment.We were about to do that yesterday,but unfortunately he passed away,” Chief Medical Officer, Dr Rajinder Thappa, told ANI that Singh’s parents wanted to shift him to AIIMS for better treatment
According to ANI Singh’s family had requested the government to shift him to AIIMS, Delhi.
Speaking to ANI, the BSF jawan’s father, Kulraj Singh, said, “We want a good hospital to be in place, wdhere all essential facilities will be present. Our son has sacrificed his life for the nation,nobody is sad..infact we’re all happy.”
Seven personnel of Pakistani Rangers and a terrorist were killed when BSF retaliated against a ceasefire violation in which Gurnam was injured. Ceasefire violations have escalated since India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistani territory. The strikes were carried out after 19 Indian soldiers were killed in a terror attack in Uri,