Armyman lynched for rescuing teen from gang

HAPPENSmeerutLance Nayak Ved Mitra Chaudhary, 31, overpowered a group of bullies and rescued a teenager who they were teasing, and forced them to leave her alone.

Not for long however, as just minutes later the group returned with some accomplices and attacked Chaudhary with rods and bricks and lynched him in Meerut for trying to save the young woman.

The victim later said some five boys were teasing her and her father, brother and soldier intervened but a fight broke out and the soldier was beaten up and lynched. Reports say he succumbed to his injuries later.

The incident has led to protests by the local residents who demanded action against the accused gang.