A youth was critically injured on Wednesday when he accidentally stepped over a landmine along the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Mohammad Ramzan (22), a resident of Deri Dabse village, suffered critical splinter injuries in the lower part of his body due to initiation of a mine near the anti-infiltration obstacle system at Pakhwari gali in Mendhar sector, a police official said.

He said the injured youth was given initial treatment at Mendhal hospital and later referred to Rajouri district hospital.