Kashmir Indepth

Army soldier injured in Pulwama gunfight succumbs after seven days

Qayoom Khan

Srinagar, Feb 19:  A paratrooper who was critically injured in a gunfight seven days ago at Ratnipora area of Pulwama in south Kashmir, has succumbed to injuries in a military hospital here.

Official sources told News Agency that the soldier Sandeep Kumar of 10 PARA succumbed to injuries at army’s 92 base hospital Badamibagh here.

On Feb 12, an army soldier of 50 RR was killed while as Sepoy Sandeep Kumar and Naik Chander of 10 PARA suffered injuries during the gunfight at Ratnipora.

One local militant Hilal Ahmad Rather was also killed in the encounter. (GNS)


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