The family of the BSF jawan, who was brutally murdered by Pakistani troops along the international border (IB) near Jammu, has demanded help from the authorities.

The son of the slain BSF head constable Narendra Singh said that his father was the only bread-winner of the family and now that he and his brother are still unemployed, he wants the authority to provide them with whatever help they need.

''Now we're proud but what happens after 2-3 days, when we don't get any help? My brother and I are unemployed. The sole bread-winner, my father, is gone while serving the nation. I want the authority to provide us whatever help we need,'' Singh's son said, as reported by ANI.

He also said that, while they are extremely proud of Singh’s supreme sacrifice, they are also extremely sad by his untimely demise. 

''It's a matter of pride for us, not everyone gets to be draped in the Tricolour. But we just can't keep feeling proud. We are proud today, someone gets killed tomorrow, we will be proud again. We demand action from the authorities,'' the constable’s son added.

The brutal and "unprecedented" incident that took place in the Ramgarh sector on Tuesday has prompted the security forces to issue a "high alert" across the entire IB and the Line of Control (LoC) even as the Border Security Force has lodged a strong complaint with its counterparts—the Pakistan Rangers.

Official sources said that Singh’s throat was slit and also bore three bullet wounds. The body could only be retrieved from a spot ahead of the Indo-Pak fence after over six hours as the Pakistani side "did not respond" to the calls to maintain the sanctity of the frontier and ensure that the BSF search parties were not fired upon.

With inputs from PTI