New Delhi: The heartbroken father of slain soldier rifleman Prabhu Singh who was killed in an encounter with Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Machhal said that he will avenge his only son’s death.
“It is a matter of pride that my son died for the nation, but he was my only son and now India should give a befitting reply to Pakistan,” Singh’s father said.
Pakistani troops killed three soldiers and savagely mutilated one of the bodies on Tuesday in Machhil sector along the LoC.
“Body of one soldier mutilated, retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act,” the army tweeted.
India lodged a strong protest with Pakistan against the killing and mutilation when the foreign office in Islamabad summoned deputy high commissioner JP Singh to condemn “unprovoked ceasefire violations”.
This was the second such incident in two months of an Indian soldier’s body being mutilated.
Militants crossed the LoC and mutilated the body of 30-year-old sepoy Mandeep Singh after killing him in the Macchil sector on October 28.
Since the surgical strikes by India on terrorist launch pads along the Line of Control on September 29, there have been over 280 incidents of firing and shelling in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistani troops, in which 26 people, including 14 security personnel, have been killed.