An elderly woman and a 13-year-old boy were tortured and three other civilians, including two women injured in unproven Indian shots along the control line (LoC) on Sunday, said the army.
The victims are victims of the Nakyal area in Kotli district, which is suffering material and material losses as a result of Indian armistice violations. The bombing started around 3:00 pm and was initially blind, said Raja Muhammad Akmal, Chief Inspector of Police (SSP) of Kotli. Later, the intensity was reduced and it stopped at 18.30, he added. Residents reported that at least two houses in the village of Daryari Palani were affected by the bombing raids. Salamat Bibi (60) and Razia Bibi (30) were wounded in a house and Zeeshan Ayub (13).
“My mother had just gone to the next-door house of Muhammad Wasim when suddenly Indian troops resorted to shelling,” Salamat Bibi’s son Chaudhry Khurshid told Dawn by telephone from the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Nakyal.
“Suddenly, a shell landed on Wasim’s house injuring his wife Razia Bibi as well as my mother,” he added.
According to a Public Relations between Services (PR) statement, Indian troops fired on the civilian population in the Nikial and Rakhchikri areas along the de facto border.
“A 60-year-old woman Salamat Bibi and Zeeshan Ayub, 13, embraced Shahadat (martyrdom) while three citizens including two women injured [in the incident],” it added.
The wounded were taken to the nearby hospital for immediate medical treatment. The Pakistani troops responded well to unprovoked aggression and attacked the Indian control rods involved in the shootings. Indian occupation forces along the line of control and along the labor line have been constantly attacking areas of civilians with artillery fire, heavy mortars, and automatic weapons, and have committed 1,970 truce violations. The State Department has repeatedly called on Indian officials to condemn the unprovoked dismissal.
The military’s media wing confirmed that 60-year-old Salamat Bibi and 13-year-old Zeeshan Ayub had been killed while three other citizens were injured, including two women.
“The way the Indian Army is targeting the non-combatant Kashmiri population on both sides of the divide shames the cruelest mercenaries of modern history,” Haider said.