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Soldiers’ killing: Missing head triggers outrage

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 14:49

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Amidst national outrage over the brazen violation of the 2003 ceasefire by Pakistani troops in Jammu & Kashmir and the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers, a top Army official on Wednesday claimed that one of the dead soldier’s head is missing.

“One soldier`s head is missing,” Brigadier JK Tewari, Deputy General-officer-Commanding, Rajouri was quoted as saying by the national media.

It was also reported that the heads of both the Indian soldiers - Lance Naiks Hemraj and Sudhakar Singh - was chopped off and one was taken away by Pakistani intruders.

Pakistani soldiers, apparently from the 29 Baloch Regiment, took advantage of a dense fog to sneak into an Indian post in Sona Gali area in the border district of Poonch, and killed two Indian soldiers and mutilated their bodies.
Bodies of slain jawans have been taken to Rajouri for post-mortem after which their bodies will be handed over to their families.

This is not the first instance of brutality by the poorly trained and funds-starved security forces of Pakistan.

The brutality inflicted by the Pakistan troops on the Indian soldiers is a chilling reminder of the brutal attack on Capt Saurabh Kalia and his team by Pakistani troops in Kaksar sector of Kargil during the 1999 conflict.
While New Delhi has strongly condemned the act, Pakistan denied responsibility for the killings.

Centre termed the Pakistani action "provocative" and said it would take up the issue with the Pakistan government.

First Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 14:23

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