The family of the BSF jawan Gurnam Singh, who passed away after being injured in Friday’s attack by Pakistani forces at the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday plead Modi government to build proper medical facilities for BSF jawans in the Jammu area so that 'no other son of the nation has to go without proper treatement'.
Twenty-six-year-old Gurnam Singh, who was undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu, died at around 11.45 PM, police said.
He was injured on Friday when Pakistani snipers targeted him as he was instrumental in foiling a major infiltration bid along the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Seven personnel of Pakistani Rangers, the border force of Pakistan, and a terrorist were killed when BSF retaliated against a ceasefire violation in which Gurnam was injured.
Here are the live updates:
#Hospital should be built in the name of my brother Gurnam (who lost his life in firing by Pakistan): Gurjeet Kaur
#We are proud that he sacrificed his life for nation. Just a request to the Govt is a separate BSF hosp:Gurjeet Kaur, Sister
#Only demand from Modi Govt is a separate BSF hospital,we're worried abt all our sons, they should get good treatment:Mother of Gurnam Singh
#Gurnam once said "Mumma, don't cry if I sacrifice my life for the nation", I said I wont": Jaswant Kaur, Mother of BSF jawan
#He was brave. Our son has sacrificed his life for the nation,nobody is sad..infact we're all happy:Kulbir Singh
#We want a good hospital to be in place, where all essential facilities will be present: Kulbir Singh, Father of jawan
# I appeal to Modi govt to fight a war with Pakistan: Kulbir Singh, father of slain soldier
#Jammu: Body of Gurnam Singh being taken for post mortem