Last night an-8-month-old infant, Nitin Kumar was killed by a bullet fired by the Pakistani soldiers in the latest round of ceasefire violation by them. This incident took place in Jammu & Kashmir’s Keri Battal area of Akhnoor.
Local police suspect that this might have happened due to a stray bullet or sniping from the Pakistani side, the infant was sleeping with his family outside their home in Pallanwala sector.
The Pakistani Troops started heavy shelling along the LoC in violation of the ceasefire, earlier that day. Following the ceasefire, the residents of Arnia sector migrated to safer places.
The state has witnessed a spurt in Pakistani shelling and firing along the IB and the LoC this year. Over 700 such incidents have been reported this year, which have left 38 people, including 18 security personnel, dead and scores injured.
Union minister Jitendra Singh said that by killing people during the holy month of Ramzan, Pakistan “is guilty of sacrilege.”
“I have seen it and the entire world has seen it. It’s saddening. Our soldiers are not sitting silent, befitting reply will be given to them,” Hansraj Ahir, Minister of State for Home Affairs, told ANI.
The recent attacks killed the eight-month-old boy and injured six more. A mortar shell fired from the Pakistani side, landed on the police station, damaging its walls and killing a Special Police officer (SPO).