Jammu: Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Gurnam Singh, who was injured in an attack by Pakistani forces at the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, succumbed to his injuries.
26-year-old Singh, who was undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital here, died at around 11.45 pm on Saturday, police said. He was admitted the hospital in a critical condition.
Singh was injured when Pakistani snipers targeted him as he was instrumental in foiling a major infiltration bid along the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Seven personnel of Pakistani Rangers, the border force of Pakistan, and a terrorist were killed when BSF retaliated against a ceasefire violation in which Gurnam was injured.
A befitting reply was given by the border-guarding force, the BSF had said in a statement which stressed it as an aggressive offensive.
The Pakistan army, however, denied any casualties on their side.