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Anantnag: Army soldier Rajendra Singh, 22, dies after being attacked by protesters

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 26 Oct 2018, 11:54:27 PM
Rajendra Singh

New Delhi:

Indian Army soldier Rajendra Singh has succumbed to his injuries after being attacked with stones by some youth in Kashmir's Anantnag on Thursday.  

An army spokesman said Sepoy Rajendra Singh, 22, was part of the Quick Reaction Team which was providing security to a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) convoy on Thursday.

“At around 1800 hours, when the convoy was passing through the Anantnag bypass tri-junction near NH-44, few youth hurled stones at the vehicle and Sep Rajendra Singh was injured after being hit by a stone directly on the head,” said the spokesman. 

“He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to the injury. Sep Rajendra Singh hailed from village Badena in Pithoragarh, Uttrakhand and had joined Army in 2016. He is survived by his parents,” said the spokesman.

On Friday, the army paid tributes to Singh in Srinagar.

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First Published : 26 Oct 2018, 07:17:20 PM