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Soldier hit with stone in Anantnag dies

Srinagar, Oct 26 (IANS) A soldier hit on the head with a stone in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district succumbed to his injuries on Friday.

Defence Ministry spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia told IANS that Sepoy Rajendra Singh, 22, was part of a Quick Response Team that was providing security to a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) convoy on Thursday.

At around 6 p.m., when the convoy passed through the Anantnag bypass, a few youths hurled stones at the vehicle, the spokesman said. Rajendra Singh was hit on the head.

He was provided first aid and evacuated to a military hospital but died on Friday.

The soldier hailed from village Badena in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand and joined the Army in 2016. He is survived by his parents.

–IANS
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