STATE TIMES NEWS Jammu: A soldier was martyred in a gunbattle with terrorists who, aided by the cover fire by the Pakistan Army, tried to cross the Line of Control in Poonch district on Friday, a defence spokesman said. The Indian Army observed suspicious movement of terrorists in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch district around 2.30 am, he said. In the ensuing exchange of fire, Sepoy Rahul Bhairu Sulagekar sustained gunshot wounds and was evacuated to the nearest medical aid centre, where he succumbed to injuries. “The Pakistan Army violated ceasefire and abetted terrorists who were involved in suspicious movement in Krishna Ghati Sector in Poonch district at around 2.30 am,” the defence spokesman said. Sulagekar, 21, belonged to Uchagaon village in Belagavi district of Karnataka. He is survived by his mother. “He was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” the spokesman said.
According to reports, the terrorists were part of BAT team, who had infiltrated into this side of LoC to attack an Army listening post.
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