SRINAGAR: Wednesday was supposed to be a special day for Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Radha Pad Hazra – his 51st birthday.
But as he walked towards his post at Dulma Chak in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector, little did he know this would be the last day of his life.
At about 4:35 pm, Pakistan began unprovoked firing towards Dulma Chak manned by BSF's 173 Battalion.
Responding to the indiscriminate firing, BSF troopers retaliated and opened fire.
As the firing continued from both sides, Hazra got shot. He was immediately shifted to DH Samba hospital, but doctors declared him brought dead.
Hazra, who belonged to Murshidabad in West Bengal, had been in the BSF for 27 years. He is survived by a daughter and a son.
Over the last few months, Pakistan has continued series of unprovoked firings.
On December 23, four soldiers, including a major, were killed in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army on the LoC in J&K's Rajouri district.