Delhi: The Indian Army said that complicity of Pakistan had been established in the killing of three soldiers, with one of them mutilated, at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Army tweeted on Monday saying - "Refer Machhil op of 22 November where body of one soldier was mutilated. Search leads to recoveries that indicate Pak complicity."
— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) November 28, 2016
The incident had taken place in Machhil sector.
The three slain soldiers were - 25-year-old Prabhu Singh of Khir Jamkhas village in Shergarh tehsil of Rajasthan, 31- year-old K Kushwah of Daddupur, Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh and 25-year-old Shashank K Singh of Nasirudinpur in Mohamadabad tehsil of Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh.
Body of Prabhu Singh was mutilated, Army sources had said, as per PTI.
The Army at that time had vowed "heavy retribution for the cowardly act".
— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) November 22, 2016
However, spokesperson of Pakistan's Foreign Ministry M Nafees Zakaria had denied mutilation of any Indian soldier by Pakistani forces.
"Pakistan strongly rejects the false and baseless Indian media reports regarding the alleged mutilation of an Indian solider on the LoC," Zakaria had said in a tweet.
"These reports are a fabrication and a blatant attempt to malign Pakistan. As a professional force, Pakistan army isn't involved in any such unethical and non-professional activity and neither supports any such action," Pakistan spokesperson had added, as per IANS.
The beheading was the second incident of mutilation of a soldier's body in less than a month.
On October 28, the body of 27-year-old Indian soldier Sepoy Mandeep Singh was mutilated by terrorists, who fled back to Pakistani part of Kashmir under supportive fire cover by Pakistani troops.
(With Agency inputs)