New Delhi: The body of an Indian soldier, killed in a gunfight with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday evening, was mutilated by terrorists, who fled back to Pakistani-administered Kashmir under supporting fire cover by Pakistani troops, the army said.

In a brief statement, the army also said that an “appropriate response” will be given.
 
The army said a gunfight took place close to the Line of cControl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Machhal sector on Friday evening, in which one soldier and a terrorist were killed.
 
“In a despicable act, the terrorists mutilated the body of the Indian army soldier before fleeing into POK, supported by covering fire from Pakistani Army posts.
 
“This barbarism is a true reflection which pervades official and non-official organisations across the border. This act will invite an appropriate response,” it said.