The city police on Monday arrested Amandeep Singh (22), a prime accused in the case of assault on African student Yannick Nihangaza.
Amandeep had been at large since the April 21 incident. Amandeep’s brother Sahildeep Singh, Sumit Bunny and Ramneek Singh Uppal have already been arrested in the case.
Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP), headquarters, Navjot Singh Mahal, who is probing the case, said Amandeep, son of bank officer Jeet Singh, was nabbed near the interstate bus terminus here. Amandeep completed his graduation recently.
“Police parties are raiding various places to arrest four coaccused,” said Mahal.
Meanwhile, sources said Amandeep, during the interrogation, corroborated the sequence of events which occurred on the night of April 21, when Yannick was attacked outside his rented accommodation in Dashmesh Nagar here.
“Amandeep stated that a scuffle took place between his group (including Sahildeep, Sumit and himself ) and African students at Satluj Chowk. Later, they followed the auto-rickshaw in which the African students were travelling up to the latter’s residence. Then, Sahildeep called up his friends on the mobile phone to the place and they attacked Yannick,” sources added.
Yannick, a Burundian national and student of a private university near here, has been in coma at a private hospital in Patiala since the assault.
Meanwhile, the police said they would issue a lookout notice for co-accused Jaskaran Singh, alias Jassa, who reportedly flew to Australia on a student visa after the incident.