Srinagar- An unidentified woman, believed to be an intruder from Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, was shot dead by security forces on Monday after she crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district, while another intruder was nabbed in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Monday.
The woman crossed the LoC in the Kamalkote area and was coming close to the border fence. She was challenged by the troops but she did not pay heed, they said.
The troops then opened fire on her, resulting in her death, they added.
According to the officials, the matter is being investigated.
Meanwhile, in a similar incident, a Pakistani intruder was nabbed by the Indian Army when he attempted to infiltrate from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, officials said.
Mohammad Usman (30), a resident of Karela village of Kotli in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir (PcK), was intercepted by troops after he entered Tarkundi village late Sunday evening, the officials said.
They said nothing incriminating was recovered from the possession of the intruder, who is being questioned.
Earlier on April 29, Indian troops detained a father-son duo from PcK who had inadvertently crossed into this side in nearby Poonch district. Both the individuals were later repatriated to Pakistan through Chakan Da Bagh border crossing point.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.