- Feb 23, 2009
Indian forces kill 23-year-old Pakistani ‘border crosser’
* Indian, Pakistani security officials reported injured in cross-border firing
ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The Indian Border Security Force on Saturday killed a Pakistani youth, assuming that he was trying to cross the border in the Hadiara area near Sahankey village.
According to Hadiara Moharrar Rana Afzaal, the unidentified 23-year-old was just carrying a bucket. He said the boy appeared mentally unstable. He said Pakistan Rangers personnel handed the body to the police, which has been sent to the city mortuary for autopsy.
Online quoted a private TV channel as reporting that the Indian forces opened fire on the boy without provocation.
Inquiry: Meanwhile, the federal government has ordered an inquiry into the killing of the Pakistani youth and injuries to some Indian and Pakistani border security personnel during the ensuing crossfire.
A private TV channel quoted security sources as saying the incident took place when a boy tried to cross the border. During an exchange of fire, mortars were also fired.
Military sources said border force officers from both sides held a meeting to determine the cause of the incident and resolved to rule out a recurrence.
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