Woman hit by stray bullet near LoC in Nowshera

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/13/2017 4:11:56 PM

JAMMU, Sep 12: A day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the area, a woman was today hit by a bullet under mysterious circumstances near the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.
Rahmat Bi (35), wife of Gulzar Hussain a resident of Pukharni village, complained of immense pain in her thigh early this morning when she was sleeping outside her house, and on inspection by her family, blood was noticed oozing out from a wound, a police official said.
She was immediately rushed to Sub District hospital (SDH) Nowshera where a bullet was removed from her thigh.
It was not immediately known how she was hit by the bullet, the official said.
Official sources said that heavy mortar shelling took place in village Lam, Pukharni and Jhanger sector of block Qila Dharal in Nowshera, this morning.
The Home Minister yesterday visited Nowshera and reviewed the status of ceasefire violation-led migration, relief camps, rescue and rehabilitation measures as well as various issues and demands of border migrants at a high-level meeting.
After a detailed discussion with public representatives and senior officers, Singh asked the Centre and state government for comprehensive action plan about various issues and demands raised for the welfare, settlement and safety of border residents, officials added.



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