Jaisalmer: Beheadings, a brutal & continuing story

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Jaisalmer: The incident in which 57 Rashtriya Rifles soldier Prabhu Singh, was beheaded brutally by the Pakistani army is not yet an isolated one. Many other soldiers and even civilians from Rajasthan have been killed in such a brutal manner.

In 1999, Bhikaram, an inhabitant of Barmer sent at the Line of Control (LoC), was slaughtered in a similar way. The mercilessness of Pakistani interlopers was additionally underlined on December 19, 1991, when they decapitated three shepherds and took away their heads. Till date, they have not gave back the heads. In another occurrence on January 2, 1988, dacoits from Pakistan had decapitated society craftsman and Nad player Karna Bheel and took away his head.

“Amid Operation Vijay in Kargil, Barmer occupant Bhikaram was sent there. He was sent at Kaksar propel check post in Kargil. In the wake of accepting data on the interruption on May 14, 1999, a group of six jawans of 4 Jat regiment, including Bhikaram, were sent to the Kaksar division. He was sent at Bajrang check post for watching. He was encompassed by Pakistani gatecrashers and officers and assaulted from all sides. After numerous hours of battling, Bhikharam alongside five others were made hostage and tormented. They were taken to Pakistan and killed severely by damaging their bodies. The others were Saurab Kalia, Arjunram, Bhanwarlal, Moolaram and Naresh Singh. Four of them were from Rajasthan. The ravaged bodies were returned by Pakistan following 26 days on June 9, 1999,” a resistance source said.