Bahadur, 32, hailed from Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Uttar Pradesh's Balia district. Though no loss of civilian life has been reported, sources said at least one local was injured in the crossfire. Incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan have already led to suspension of cross LoC travel and trade between people living in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Kashmir over the last two months.
However, India has strongly denied Pakistani allegations and said that the incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year. He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh, according to the BSF spokesman.
"Pakistan violated ceasefire around 1 a.m. He was evacuated to hospital, where he was declared brought dead", they said.
Panic gripped border residents living in villages close to the global border after the cross-border firing.
"Pakistan is a country of cowards. However, relief camps have already been identified so that border residents can be shifted to safer places in case of emergency", Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Rajeev Ranjan told Rising Kashmir.
BSF sources said Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at their positions in Arnia sub-sector this morning.
There have been continuous ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops for the past three days.