Delhi cop injured in rape stir dies
In what is seen as a collateral damage to the Delhi gangrape protest, the police constable who was injured in controlling the mob at India Gate on Dec 23 died on Tuesday morning, police said.
"With deep regret we have to inform you Ct Subhash Chand Tomar succumbed to his injuries at 6.40AM today," tweeted Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.
Tomar was seriously injured on Sunday when the protest against the gang rape of a 23-year-old medical student turned violent violent at India Gate.
He was found lying unconscious near India Gate during the protest.
The 45-year-old Subhash Tomar was being treated at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. He was on ventilator.
According to reports, police officials said Tomar was beaten up by hooligans among the protesters.
Five people had been arrested in the case, but they are out on bail now.
Tomar was the only earning member of his family. He is survived by his three children and wife.
"Give us back our father," said one of his sons, Deepak, speaking to media when he was asked what they want now from the authorities.
He said people were responsible for the death of his father.
India's junior home minister RPN Singh said the men who attacked Tomar should be arrested and punished.
He said police must catch them with same swiftness as they acted in the case of the girl's rape by arresting all the accused.
Former supercop turned social activist Kiran Bedi said if Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had reached the spot when the protest started first such incidents could have been prevented.
"There is a collateral damage on both sides and it hurts both ways," said Bedi adding that the tragedy was preventable.