New Delhi: The BSF constable, who was wounded in retaliation for a sniper attack along the international border in Kathua district on Friday, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday evening.
Earlier in the day, the BSF constable Gurnam’s sister had questioned the government on its apathy towards the woes of Indian security forces.
“He is in critical condition. Why can’t government take him abroad for treatment? When ministers go, why didn’t they take a soldier?” lamented Gurjeet.
Referring to Gurnam’s critical condition, she called for proper medical provision from the government.
“Why not call a team of foreign doctors? We are worried about his current condition,” said Gurjeet.
BSF had claimed that it launched an aggressive offensive in response to the sniper attack and gave a “befitting reply”, killing one militant and seven Pakistan Rangers personnel.