Unconscious armyman with gouged eyes rescued near Jammu

Jammu, April 3 (IANS) An unconscious armyman, with both his eyes gouged, was Wednesday rescued by residents near Jammu and shifted to hospital, said police.

Soldier Rakesh Kumar, who left his home March 31 for his posting area in Kishtwar which is also in Jammu and Kashmir, was found injured near Chowki Choura village, about 60 km north of Jammu, said police and the victim’s family.

Mukesh Kumar, brother of the victim, said Rakesh had left his home in Nowshera village, about 30 km from spot of incident, March 31.

“I have no idea as to who is behind this. I am on my way to the military hospital where he is admitted,” said Mukesh.

A police official said: “It does not appear to be a militancy-related incident and Pakistan army’s role too does not appear to be behind the incident as Line of Control is about 10 km from the spot.”

Police and the army have started inquiring into the incident.

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