Hit by stone in head at Anantnag, soldier succumbs: Army

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Srinagar: Army on Friday said a soldier hit by a stone in his head in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district yesterday evening succumbed at Army base hospital in Srinagar.

An Army spokesman said that Sepoy Rajendra Singh (22) was part of the Quick Reaction Team which was providing security to a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) convoy yesterday.

“At around 1800 hrs, 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.

Meanwhile, floral tributes were paid to Singh and two other Army men killed in two separate gunfights in Kashmir valley, he said. (GKNN)

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