1991 born, constable Sitaram Upadhyay was inducted into the BSF in 2011. The rangers had fired at some dozen BSF border outposts.
BSF Jawan Sita Ram Upadhyay, 28 from Paliganj, Jharkhand deployed at a post in Arnia, was injured seriously in cross-border firing.
Jammu: A personnel of the Border Security Force was killed and another was injured early on Friday in an unprovoked firing along the India-Pakistan International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu, officials said.
An officer said, "Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy and unprovoked mortar shelling and firing along the IB on 10 to 15 BoPs in Samba and Kathua districts since last night". He is survived by a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter.
The firing and mortar shelling along the IB in Samba district started around 2 a.m., while it started at around 10 p.m. on Wednesday night in Kathua's Hiranagar sector, a senior BSF officer told PTI.
Meanwhile, two persons including one BSF jawan and a civilian had received injuries in heavy exchange of cross border firing.
A BSF jawan was killed along the Jammu border area earlier this week while he was thwarting an infiltration bid.
The ceasefire violation comes two days after India asked the security forces not to launch operations during Ramzan while accepting the Mehbooba Mufti government's proposal.
The incident reportedly happened in the early hours of Tuesday when Pakistani forces began unprovoked firing from across the LoC in the Samba sector.
Following the ceasefire violation, the schools within a three-kilometer radius of International Border (IB) have been declared closed by the administration.