Army man injured in stone pelting, dies

Srinagar

A 22-year-old army man died after protesters threw stones at a convoy passing through the Anantnag bypass tri-junction in south Kashmir on Thursday, News 18 quoted an army spokesperson as saying.

Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh was hit by a stone on the head, News 18 quoted him saying that, and he succumbed to his injury at a hospital on Friday.

“The Jammu and Kashmir Police said they would register an FIR into the death shortly, and clarified that the Army had not filed a complaint so far,” News 18 reported.

Giving more details about the incident, News 18 quoting him saying that Singh was part of a Quick Reaction Team that was providing security to a Border Roads Organisation convoy when it came under stone pelting around 6 pm on Thursday.

“He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to the injury,” the army said in a statement. It added that Singh hailed from village Badena in Pithoragarh, Uttrakhand, and had joined the Army in 2016. He is survived by his parents, News 18 reported.

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