Jammu: Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Gurnam Singh, who was injured in cross-border firing by Pakistan, has succumbed to his injuries. Gurnam Singh was declared dead on Saturday night. He suffered vital injuries during the border-shelling with Pakistan Rangers on Friday. He was struck with a Pakistani sniper. The 26-year-old soldier was being treated at Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu. The slain jawan hailed from Arichana village. Over the past few hours prayers had intensified across Jammu region for his recovery. Gurnam’s sister had demanded the government to shift her brother to a better medical facility in some other state.
Gurnam reportedly played an instrumental role in countering the Pakistani shelling which began in Hira Nagar sector in Kathua district of Jammu on Friday morning. Indian army reportedly killed 7 soldiers of the Pakistan Rangers, along with one militant on their side. However, Pakistani military has denied the claims. Meanwhile, Gurnam is the only casualty caused to the Indian forces.