Srinagar: In a fresh provocation, Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control on Wednesday evening at 4.45 pm. The Indian Army stated that Pakistan initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars and the Army retaliated strongly and effectively. However, one jawan who was injured in the firing has lost his life.
In the exchange of fire, Naik Kiran Popatrao Thorat was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries. 31-year-old Naik Thorat belonged to Village Fakirabad Wadi in Aurangabad district’s Waijapur Tehsil. He is survived by his wife, Aarti.
“Naik Thorat Kiran Popatrao was a brave and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” the Army said in a statement.
Naik Thorat is the third soldier martyred in LoC provocations by Pakistan in the past four days. On Monday, two soldiers – rifleman Vinod Singh and rifleman Jaki Sharma, both hailing from Jammu and Kashmir – were killed in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri.
Rifleman Vinod Singh and Rifleman Jaki Sharma were grievously injured in the firing and later succumbed to their injuries, the spokesman said. Singh, 24, belonged to Danapur village of Akhnoor district in Jammu and Kashmir. He is survived by his father, Ajit Singh. Sharma, 30, was from Sanhail village of Hiranagar district in Jammu. He is survived by his wife, Rajni Devi.