MEERUT: A 35-year-old army jawan, who tried to rescue a girl from eve teasers, was beaten to death by aides of one of them.
On Thursday, Vedmitra Chaudhury, a Lance Naik in 416 Engineering Brigade, had gone to get milk from a booth on Rohta Road in Hardevnagar where he saw some youths teasing the daughter of the booth owner.
The jawan came to the girl's rescue and even beat up one of the eve-teasers -Akash Saini, police said.
Enraged, Akash called his friends, who arrived at the spot armed with sticks. They then 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 his injuries last night, police said.
SSP Dinesh Chandra Dubey said, besides Akash, two others, Sanju and Ritesh, have been arrested and the search was on to nab other accused.
Talking about the incident, Sub-Area Colonel Rajiv Kumar said, Chaudhury fulfilled the duty of an Indian citizen and protected a girl's honour. He will be remembered as martyr.