Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM visits victims of shelling by Pakistan troops

Six people, including three women, were injured in the cross-border shelling and admitted to the hospital, where one Ratno Devi succumbed to her injuries today.

Published: 17th September 2017 07:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2017 07:11 PM   |  A+A-

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh. (Photo courtesy: Twitter@NirmalSinghBJP)

By PTI

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmr's Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today visited the Government Medical College and Hospital here to enquire about the condition of the people injured in shelling by Pakistani troops in Arnia sector of Jammu district last night.

Six people, including three women, were injured in the cross-border shelling and admitted to the hospital, where one Ratno Devi succumbed to her injuries today, the police said.

The deputy chief minister expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.

Accompanied by senior officials of the health department, Singh interacted with the doctors at the hospital and enquired about the treatment being provided to the victims.

He directed the hospital authorities to provide the best medical care to the patients, besides ensuring that they get medicines free-of-charge.

Pakistani Rangers used heavy mortars and targeted dozens of BoPs and scores of villages along the IB in Arnia sector since last night, a police officer said, adding, over 10 shells exploded at the Arnia bus stand.

This is the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in as many days.

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