Woman injured in shelling dies

Woman injured in shelling dies
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Jammu: A 55-year-old woman who was injured in Pakistani shelling along the International Border on May 21 succumbed to her injuries at a government hospital in Jammu on Wednesday.
Darshana Devi, resident of Arnia village that is near the International Border, was admitted to the Government Medical College Jammu hospital on May 21. She breathed her last this afternoon, a police official said.
Medical superintendent of the hospital, Dara Singh, said the patient was suffering from polytrauma. “The splinters (from a mortar shell) had pierced her chest and caused liver laceration and impacted her kidneys,” the doctor said.
The police official said the body would be handed over to her family after a post-mortem.
Arnia and other sectors along the International Border and the Line of Control in Jammu region have witnessed heavy shelling from across the border for nine days from mid-May, resulting in the death of 12 people, including two BSF personnel.
Devi’s death took the toll of deaths in cross-border firing this year to 47.