Army soldier falls to death in Poonch
Srinagar: An Army soldier died after falling into a gorge during a counter-militancy operation in the higher reaches of Pir Panjal in Poonch district on Friday.
“On 20 Aug 2021, at around 1315 hours, while operating along the higher reaches of Pir Panjal Range in a deliberately planned counter terrorist operation, Sepoy Lovepreet Singh made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty as he suffered a 40 feet fall into a gorge while negotiating the difficult heights,” an Army spokesperson said.
Singh, 23, as per the spokesperson, was acting as guide to the party which was moving along a treacherous route from Jabbiwal to Bagsar, Poonch.
Singh hails from Gurdaspur district in Punjab and is survived by his parents, added the spokesperson.