Another villager injured in Pak shelling dies, toll climbs to 9

Jammu: A villager injured in Pakistani mortar shelling succumbed to his injuries in Government Medical College (GMC) hospital here today, taking the toll to nine in recent incidents of ceasefire violations.

Om Prakash, who was injured critically in shelling along International Border (IB) last week in RS Pura belt of Jammu district, died at GMC hospital here, police said.

 Another villager injured in Pak shelling dies, toll climbs to 9

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Irate over the death, people particularly relatives and family members of the deceased alleged that he died due to negligence of doctors at the hospital and demanded a probe.

The IB and LoC in Jammu region have witnessed heavy firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops since October 1 which has left nine persons dead and over 95 injured, including 13 security men.

Around 30,000 people have fled their border homes leaving 113 hamlets deserted along the IB.

PTI

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Updated Date: Oct 17, 2014 20:34:31 IST