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Mortar blast kills BSF jawan from Dhanbad in Jaisalmer

Jharkhand’s Sandip Kumar Singh, posted in Rajasthan was undergoing training when the unfortunate incident took place

Praduman Choubey Dhanbad Published 19.12.21, 09:27 PM
Sandip Kumar Singh

Sandip Kumar Singh Gautam Dey

A pall of gloom descended on Charak Kala Village of Tundi block, Dhanbad this morning as the news of BSF jawan Sandip Kumar Singh's death, posted at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan reached his hamlet.

Sandip was killed in a mortar explosion that took place when he was undergoing training with his battalion (36 Battalion ) in Kishangarh Firing range of Jaisalmer District of Rajasthan. Four other jawans were injured during the incident.


The explosion took place this morning when the jawans were warming themselves by the bonfire to beat the cold. A mortar shell lying underneath the ground where they were seated suddenly exploded. The injured jawans were immediately rushed to Ramgarh hospital, where Sandip succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.

Notably the deceased, son of a widow, Shanti Devi was married to Sima Devi of Poraiyahat area of Godda four-year-ago and both his mother and wife have been inconsolable ever since they received the news of Sandip’s death. He is survived by his three-year-old daughter, Saumya Singh.

Maniadih Police station officer in charge, Ashfaq Ali, reached the deceased jawan’s residence and consoled the bereaved family members. He has also assured all necessary support to the family members.

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