Militants gouge out both eyes of Army jawan in Jammu and Kashmir

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An Army jawan, with both of his eyes gouged out, was found unconscious in a nullah near Chowki Choran on the Jammu-Poonch highway near Akhnoor this morning.

Identified as Rakesh Dutt, son of Kuldeep Raj and a resident of Lam in border Rajouri district, he was posted with 11 Rashtriya Rifles in Kishtwar. Married nearly three years ago, he also had a two year old daughter, said his aunt Neelam Sharma.

After having spent a month long leave at home, he had left for Kishtwar on March 31 to rejoin his unit, she said. His younger brother Mukesh is also in the Army, she added.

The police personnel, who brought him to the Government Medical College Hospital here, said that they received call from passersby about an army jawan lying in a nullah in an injured condition.

The police have registered a case in the matter.

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