New Delhi [India], Nov. 29: The army has said it has found evidence that suggested Pakistan’s complicity in the mutilation of Indian soldier’s body and killing of two others on the Line of Control in Machhil sector of Jammu and Kashmir last week. On Twitter, the army’s Northern Command posted two photographs – one of a pair of night-vision goggles with ‘U.S. government property’ marked on it and the other of supplies with ‘Pakistan’ marked on them.
“Refer Machhil op of 22 November where body of one soldier was mutilated. Search leads to recoveries that indicate Pak complicity @adgpi,” the Northern Command of the Indian Army tweeted. Three soldiers were killed and the body of one of them was mutilated when infiltrators had ambushed an army patrol in the Machhil sector on November 22.
The slain soldiers were identified as Gunner Manoj Kumar Kushwa of Uttar Pradesh, Riffleman Prabhu Singh of Rajasthan and Riffleman Shashank K. Singh of Uttar Pradesh, all belonging to 57 Rashtriya Riffles unit. It was for the second time in less than a month that the body of an Indian soldier was badly mutilated on the LoC in the Machhil sector. On October 28, the militants mutilated the body of Rifleman Mandeep Singh of Sikh regiment. One militant was killed then while another fled back to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).