Srinagar: A soldier was killed after hit by the stone in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Army spokesman idnetifed the slain army man as 22 year old Sepoy Rajendra Singh.
Army said that Singh was part of a Quick Reaction Team which was providing security (protection) to a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) convoy on 25 October 2018.
At around 6.pm, spokesman said a convoy was passing through the Anantnag bypass tri-junction near NH-44, when few youth hurled stones at the vehicle.
“Sepoy Rajendra Singh was injured after being hit by a stone directly on the head. He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to the injury,” army said.
Sep Rajendra Singh hailed from village Badena in Pithoragarh, Uttrakhand and had joined Army in 2016.