Army solider, part of patrolling party, dies of fall in Kupwara

SRINAGAR: An Army soldier died on Saturday after he slipped and rolled down into a deep gorge in Karnah sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A police official said that the soldier, identified as Juginder Singh of 26 Rajput, who was part of a patrolling party today morning slipped and fell down into a gorge near Eagle Post along Line of Control (LoC).

In the incident, the soldier sustained serious injuries and was immediately shifted to nearby hospital in unconscious condition. However, doctors there declared him brought dead.

Pertinently, this was the third incident this year when a soldier died due to fall in north Kashmir. On June 12, Rifleman Ravinder Singh of 15 RR slipped to his death near LoC in Gurez sector. On August 9, an Army Captain Prem Kumar died when he slipped and fell into a gorge near the LoC in Gurez sector.