JAMMU, June 6: A 55-year-old woman, critically injured in Pakistani shelling along the International Border in Arnia sector of this district on May 21, today succumbed to her injuries at Government Medical College, Jammu after battling for life for 16 days.
Darshana Devi, a resident of Arnia village near the International Border, was admitted to the Government Medical College hospital on May 21 and breathed her last this afternoon, reports said.
“She was suffering from polytrauma. The splinters (from a mortar shell) had pierced her chest and caused liver laceration and impacted her kidneys,” reports said.
The body would be handed over to her family after postmortem examination.
Arnia and other sectors along the International Border had witnessed heavy shelling from across the border for nine days from mid-May, resulting in the death of 12 people, including two BSF personnel.
Devi’s death brought the number of persons killed in Pakistani firing to 13.