Meerut: A day after an Indian Army jawan lost his life while protecting a girl from a group of eve teasers in Meerut, the Uttar Pradesh police arrested the fourth accused in the case on Monday.
According to reports, this is the fourth arrest made by the UP police in connection with the case. The man arrested by the UP Police is one of those who brutally stoned to death the army jawan because he resisted them from harassing the girl.
Chhavindra, a resident of Golabad, was arrested late last night at his home, Superintendent of Police Omprakash said today.
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.
With PTI inputs