This braveheart from Assam sacrificed his life stopping militants in Kashmir
GUWAHATI: A soldier from Assam, identified as Naik Arun Kumar Rai was martyred while stopping militants from crossing the Line of Control in Kashmir.
Rai, a 31 Gorkha Rifles jawan hails from Burha Burhi village, Sadiya in Tinsukia district of Assam was martyred on Monday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district when the army battled guerrillas who tried to sneak in from Pakistan.
Army's 1/3 GR and 100 battalion of Border Security Forces (BSF), who are manning the fence at 3 BEHAK forest area near Jumgund in Keran sector, intercepted heavily armed group of militants last night at around 12.30 am.
After being challenged, the group of militants believed to be infiltrators opened fire resulting in an encounter in which an Army jawan identified as Naik Arun Kumar Rai sustained serious bullet injuries. He was immediately evacuated to military hospital in the frontier of district. However, he succumbed to his injuries.
Army said that they have killed two Al- Badar militants in an encounter at Nowgam sector in North Kashmir's Kupwara district.