'Protesters killed my father', says constable Tomar's son

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 08:50 hrs

Amid the ongoing row over Subhash Tomar's death, the Delhi Police constable's son on Wednesday said that his father was killed by the protestors at the India Gate.

"The public is solely responsible for it. They are responsible for his death. He fell down and got internal injuries. What people are saying now is absolutely incorrect," said Tomar's younger son Aditya.

Doctors, who treated Tomar at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital here, today clarified that the Delhi Police constable had no major external injury.

"No major injury marks found on constable's body. The constable had no pulse when he came to the hospital. Constable's right knee was injured, had bruises," said RML Hospital Dr. T.S Sidhu.

An eyewitness account and pictures from the scene reportedly contradict the Delhi Police version that the constable was assaulted by the protestors at the India Gate.

Delhi Police, however, refused to comment on the eyewitness's claims, saying it would be able to speak on the issue only after receiving the post-mortem report.

"The doctors, who conducted the post-mortem of Constable Subhash Tomar have told us that there were injuries on stomach, chest and neck. And post-mortem report will only tell the cause of death and before we get the post-mortem any comment on the cause of death will be pre-mature," said Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat.

"Therefore, we request not to make it an issue before we get any post-mortem report. We have not declared any cause of death so far, we are waiting for the post-mortem report," he added.

Yogendra, who claims to be an eyewitness to Tomar's injury during the gang-rape protests at the India Gate here, has said that the constable was not assaulted by protestors but simply collapsed while walking.

"He wasn't trampled by the protestors, he wasn't assaulted. He just collapsed while walking. There was a girl with me at that time. We both saw him lying on the ground, and then I picked him up and took him to the hospital in a police van," said Yogendra.Delhi Police has booked eight people in connection with constable Tomar's case.

According to reports, the crime branch will now probe constable Tomar's death. (ANI)

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