Soldiers' bodies were not mutilated, says army

The army said Sunday that the injuries suffered had been 'due to splinters and gun shot wounds'.?(Representative image) Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 24, 2017, 05.33 AM (IST)

The Indian Army said Sunday that the bodies of the four soldiers killed in the ceasefire violation yesterday were not mutilated. 

News reports had said the bodies of the soldiers had been mutilated. 

The army said Sunday that the injuries suffered had been "due to splinters and gun shot wounds". 

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Three soldiers and one officer had been killed Saturday in a ceasefire violation blamed on Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. 

The officer was identified as Major Prafulla Ambadas Moharkar.

The soldiers as Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, Lance Naik Kuldeep Singh and Sepoy Pargat Singh. 

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh had condemned Pakistan for the ceasefire violation.

"Pakistan is indulging in such cowardly actions and is being given a befitting response, but it does not desist from such cowardly acts. Pakistan is a terrorist state and it will not be too long before the country is declared a terrorist state by the world. It does not only support terrorism but also provide state sponsorship," Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

Major Ambadas hailed from Bhandara district in Maharashtra and is survived by his wife Avoli.

Lance Naik Gurmail Singh belonged to Amritsar district in Punjab and is survived by his wife Kuljit Kaur and a daughter.

Lance Naik Kuldeep Singh belonged to Bhatinda, Punjab and is survived by his wife Jaspreet Kaur and two children. 

Sepoy Pargat Singh belonged to Karnal district in Haryana and is survived by his wife Ramanpreet Kaur and a son, the army said.