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During the exercise in the firing range, a soldier was martyred when the rocket launcher fired. Another jawan is seriously injured, who has been airlifted after first aid and admitted to the Northern Command Hospital, Udhampur.
The deceased jawan has been identified as Rishikesh Choubey son Rajesh Kumar Choubey Sohanpur Deoria, Uttar Pradesh. The body of injured jawan Ramesh Kumar also has many wounds. Defense sources said that the soldiers of 14 Mahar Regiment were practicing at the firing range located in Jalas sector of Poonch.
Accidental rocket launcher shell exploded at around 1.30 pm on Wednesday. With the explosion, the splinter of shells hit both the soldiers. Seriously injured Rishikesh Choubey succumbed to his injuries.
Ramesh Kumar was brought to 425 Field Ambulance Hospital located in Poonch. After the operation, Ramesh Kumar was airlifted at 6.45 pm and shifted to Northern Command Hospital in Udhampur.