Srinagar: An eight-month-old child lost his life after being hit by a bullet reportedly during ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Keri Battal area of Akhnoor near LoC. The incident is reported to have taken place last night when the eight-month-old Nitin Kumar was sleeping with his family outside their home in Pallanwala sector along the LoC. Six people including the special police officer were also injured in the Pakistani shelling.
Notably, the incident came days after four civilians and a BSF jawan were killed in firing by Pakistani troops in Jammu district. Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said that by killing people during the holy month of Ramzan, Pakistan “is guilty of sacrilege”.
Earlier on May 16, India asked the security forces not to launch operations during Ramzan while accepting the proposal of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to halt security force operations during Amarnath Yatra and Ramzan.