Srinagar- An Army officer on Thursday died after falling off a cliff in the border area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Major Ragunath of 3 Para suffered critical injuries when he slipped from a cliff during routine patrolling from Rock Post to Jani Post in Sukhdar area of Uri, a local news agency KDC reported Thursday.
The report said that the injured officer was removed by the soldiers to a hospital for treatment. However, he succumbed to his injuries at the medical facility.
A police officer also confirmed the death of the officer and said inquest proceedings under 174 CrPc have been initiated by the police.
"The body of the Army officer was handed over to his concerned unit after completing medico-legal formalities," the officer added.
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