Woman killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu district

Jammu, July 15 (IANS) A woman was killed and three people, including two civilians and a border security force (BSF) trooper, were injured in firing by Pakistani Rangers on the international border in Jammu district on Wednesday.

Poli Devi, 42, a resident of Akhnoor sector, has been killed in the firing, a senior police officer told IANS here.

“Three others – Ramesh Lal and Usha Devi, both civilians, and constable Anjali Kumar of 89 battalion of BSF – have been injured in the firing,” the officer said.

“Two of the injured persons have been shifted to Jammu city for treatment, while the third, Usha Devi, is being treated in a local hospital in Pargwal village near the border.”

The unprovoked firing on the international border by Pakistan Rangers comes at a time when the state government is busy making arrangements for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu on Friday.

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