Jammu: An army soldier who was injured along Line of Control in Poonch on Sunday succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.
“Pakistan had resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Krishna Ghati sector on January 20. During the exchange of fire, Naik Jagadish sustained grievous splinter injuries. He was immediately evacuated and provided intensive medical care in Military Hospital,” an army officer said.
However, despite all efforts the soldier succumbed to his injuries in the early hours on Wednesday.
Naik Jagadish (34) was the resident of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand and is survived by his wife and two young children, the officer said.
As may 13 people, including seven civilians and six troops, were killed and over 65 others injured in Pakistan shelling and firing since Wednesday last. The dead troops included 2 BSF and 4 army soldiers.