BSF head constable, killed in Pakistan firing, found with throat slit

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: September 19, 2018 6:51:36 pm

The body of Narender Kumar, who was part of a group of eight BSF personnel who had gone near the border to cut foliage, was found on Tuesday evening. (File)

A day after a bullet-ridden body of a BSF head constable was found near the International Border in J&K’s Ramgarh sector, it has emerged that his throat was also slit by the Pakistan Rangers. The body of Narender Kumar, who was part of a group of eight BSF personnel who had gone near the border to cut foliage, was found on Tuesday evening with three bullet wounds on the chest, shoulder and the legs.

Following the incident, vigil has been stepped up along the International Border. Though senior BSF officials were tight-lipped over the matter, sources said they had lodged a strong protest with their Pakistani counterparts.

The head constable was deployed at BSF’s Majra post as a part of a team to clear sarkanda (foliage) ahead of the barbed wire fencing in the area. Cutting foliage on the border is a regular exercise. BSF personnel do it periodically for clear line of sight across the border and to ensure that militants do not take cover under them for infiltration. However, Pakistani Rangers suddenly opened fire and thereafter,…

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