It was a bitter-sweet victory for the Indian Army as on September 29 they lost another soldier to Uri Attack.
Naik Raj Kishore Singh, who was injured during September 18’s attack, succumbed to his injuries on September 29, raising the Uri death toll to 19.
For over 11 days Singh had been battling for his life in Army’s RR Hospital in Delhi but his condition deteriorated on September 29 and he soon succumbed to his injuries.
Singh belonged to Army’s Bihar Regiment and was brought to Delhi from Srinagar for treatment.
Naik Raj Kishore. ANI
News about his death was confirmed by Army sources who said he died late night on September 29. Singh was a resident of Bihar’s Bhojpur district and belonged to Piparpati village.
He is survived by his wife Kanchan Singh, who along with his family will now take Singh’s body to Piparpati for last rites.
A total of 17 soldiers had died in Uri on September 18, while two, including Raj Kishor, died later in RR hospital due to their injuries.
A total of 20 soldiers were injured during the Uri attack.