4th accused arrested for killing jawan who took on eveteasers

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Meerut, Aug 17: Police have arrested the fourth accused in connection with the killing of an army jawan after he confronted eve teasers.

Chhavindra, a resident of Golabad, was arrested late last night at his home, Superintendent of Police Omprakash said today. [Meerut shocker: Army jawan beaten to death by eve-teasers, Indian army pays tribute to martyr]

Lance Nayak Ved Mitra Chaudhary, 31, who was lynched by a mob from whom he rescued a girl from being sexually harassed.

Three other accused - Akash Saini, Sanju and Satish Saini - were arrested on Saturday.

"With this, all the four main accused in the case have been arrested," the SP said.

Police had said that the accused will be booked under the stringent National Security Act after the incident sparked widespread outrage.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had yesterday announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family the soldier Vedmitra Chaudhury.

Chaudhury, a Lance Naik in 416 Engineering Brigade, had gone to get milk from a booth on Rohtak Road in Hardevnagar when he saw some youths teasing the daughter of the booth owner.

He came to the girl's rescue and even beat up one of the eve-teasers - Akash Saini, police said.

Later, Akash called his friends, who arrived at the spot armed with sticks and assaulted Chaudhury, leaving him seriously injured.

The jawan, who was staying at Gopal Vihar with his wife and children, was admitted to Army Hospital where he succumbed to injuries on Friday night, police said.

PTI

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