An Army jawan was killed while trying to protect his cousin sister from being allegedly molested by a group of people, in north Maharashtras Dhule district, police said today. The jawan, Vinod Pawar, was on leave and had arrived at his native place Sayyadnagar in Sakri tehsil, they said.

A group of around 10 people yesterday allegedly tried to molest his cousin sister when Pawar intervened and tried to protect her following which the group attacked him with knives, a police officer told PTI over phone from Sakri.

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A similar incident was reported in August last year, when an army man from Meerut was beaten to death by a group of miscreants as he tried to stop eve teasing of a girl.

The assault was so severe that he died soon yesterday, police said. Eight of the alleged assailants, including kingpin Dnyaneshwar Rathod, have been arrested, they added.

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