Inida Retaliates, 4 Pakistani posts destroyed
Srinagar: A day after an Indian soldier's body was mutilated by terrorists who escaped back into Pakistani side under covering fire from Pakistani troops, the Indian army said on Saturday, 28th October 2016 it had hit back, destroying four Pakistani posts and inflicting "heavy casualties".
This assault occurred after Pakistan Army killed and humiliated one Indian Army soldier in Keran Sector in Kupwara district on Friday, 27th October 2016 night.
Army Spokesman in Srinagar said, "Four Pakistan posts were destroyed in massive fire assault in Keran Sector (J&K). Heavy casualties were inflicted,".
He further said, "We are collecting details of casualties and damage from across the border."
Earlier in the day, a BSF jawanwas killed in a heavy shelling from Pakistani side in Keran Sector of north Kashmir. One local woman was also injured in the firing.
She was admitted in a hospital for treatment.
Sepoy Mandeep Singh, who was killed in the gunfight with the infiltrators on Friday, 28th October 2016, was beheaded by the terrorists who fled back to Pakistan-administered Kashmir under covering fire from Pakistan Army.
The Indian Army had said an "appropriate response" will be given.
This is not the first time Pakistan has mutilated the bodies of Indian soldiers.
During the Kargil war in 1999, Captain Saurabh Kalia, Sepoys Arjunram Baswana, Mula Ram Bidiasar, Naresh Singh Sinsinwar, Bhanwar Lal Bagaria and Bhika Ram Mudh of four Jat Regiment were captured by Pakistani troops and brutally tortured.
The soldiers had their ear drums pierced with hot iron rods, eyes punctured and genitals cut off. The autopsy of the bodies also revealed that they were burned with cigarettes butts. Their limbs were also chopped off, teeth broken and skull fractured during the torture. Even their nose and lips were sliced off.
In another incident, on 8 January 2013, Pakistani soldiers entered Indian territory in Krishna Ghati sector of the border and killed two Indian soldiers — Lance Naik Hemraj and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh. Indian officials said both the bodies were mutilated, and Hemraj's body was decapitated.
Just before retiring, former army chief General Bikram Singh, who headed the Indian Army when the incident happened, had said India gave a "befitting reply".