New Delhi: In another example of bravery often displayed by men in uniform, an Indian Army jawan lost his life while protecting a girl from a group of eve teasers in Meerut, reports claimed on Saturday.
According to reports, Indian Army soldier Vadmitra Chowdhary had chased away five miscreants who were harassing a girl near Haradev Nagar locality in Meerut on Thursday. However, the miscreants returned with local goons and beat him to death.
“Few men were eve teasing a girl and there was fight. The jawan tried to protect the girl. He has received a head injury but died during treatment. We are investigating the matter and will take legal action,” Om Prakash, SP city was quoted as saying by ANI.
Police has arrested some men in the case.
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.
Reports claim that the deceased Army jawan was a native of Titoli village near Shamli. He was serving the 58 Engineers Regiment and was posted at HQ 416 Engineers Brigade camp at Meerut.
(With Agency inputs)