Pakistani troops have slit the throat of a BSF jawan Narender Kumar after fatally shooting him along the international border near Jammu. The body of Head Constable also had three bullet wounds.
The brutal and “unprecedented” incident that took place in the Ramgarh sector has prompted the security forces to issue a “high alert” across the entire IB and the Line of Control (LoC).
The Pakistan Rangers, was asked to take part in a joint patrolling to trace the missing man, but they only came up to a certain point and cited waterlogging problems in the area that prevented them from undertaking a coordinated action.
The BSF then waited for the sun to set and launched a “risky operation” to bring the soldier’s body back to the post by “late evening”.
The incident came a day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the maiden “smart fence” project of the BSF in Jammu on Monday that aims to deploy smart technology and gadgets to secure the vulnerable patches on the Indo-Pak border.