Constable Nitin Kumar of the BSF was martyred on Monday in a terrorist attack in Baramulla. The attack came even as, according to Sartaj Aziz, Indian and Pakistani NSAs decided to talk and reduce tensions at the LoC. The Indian forces have lost another soldier in the line of duty to terrorists sponsored, backed and bred by the anti-India section in the Pakistani establishment even as war clouds nearly engulfed the region following the Uri terror attacks.
Nitin was only 24. The young constable hailed from Etawah in Uttar Pradesh.
He had joined the force in October 2012 and was attached to the force’s 40th
Heavily-armed terrorists tried to attack the camp of the 46 Rashtriya Rifles at Baramulla. A BSF camp is also located at the same place.
Security forces immediately sprang into action and neutralized two terrorists. It was during the operation that the brave Nitin attained martyrdom.
The BSF troops opened fire at the terrorists. The DIG of the BSF said that Nitin took the terrorists head on and came out of his bunker to fire at them.
His distraught family members are, however, inconsolable. Neighbours and relatives were seen at Nitin’s house in Chaubia trying to console his parents.
According to reports, Nitin was the nephew of local CPI(M) leader Mukut Singh. The unmarried Nitin leaves behind an elder brother and a younger sister, both of whom are married. His mortal remains will be sent to his family at Etawah by the BSF.