The Border Security Force (BSF) today (8 August) gunned down a suspected Pakistani intruder who was trying to sneak into the Indian territory from across the international border, reports Indian Express.
A night patrolling party of the BSF spotted a man who had already crossed the international border and had also climbed the fence on the intervening night of 7-8 August. The BSF challenged the intruder and fired upon the man as he crossed over the fencing.
The intruder had hidden himself behind a bush, trying to run away. He was later on found dead on the Indian side of the border.
A senior BSF official sharing the details said, "It was dark and forces fired in self-defence. You never know if the intruder trying to cross over is carrying arms."
The development took place just two kilometres away from the Gujarat-Rajasthan border where the Rann of Kutch ends, close to the first Border Observation Post (BOP) of Barmer in Rajasthan.
The incident comes at a time when the BSF has been on a high alert in the view of Independence Day celebrations on 15 August.
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