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Delhi High Court raps police over constable death

Posted on Jan 29, 04:35PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Jan 29 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday rapped the Delhi Police and threatened to summon the police commissioner in the case of the death of constable Subash Tomar during anti-rape protests in the national capital.

The court said a proper reply in the form of an affidavit in the case should be furnished by the Delhi Police within a week in the case and slammed the cops for failing to follow protocol.

The next hearing has been fixed on Feb 20.

The judge was unhappy since the police had not clarified if a CBI investigation should be ordered into the death.

The constable, Subhash Chand Tomar had died during crowd control at India Gate and the death was blamed by police on the mobs led by Aam Aadmi Party who were part of the protest after the 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally assaulted and raped by six men on a moving bus in New Delhi and then thrown off along with her male friend on the night of Dec 16. Later she died.

Police had booked eight people for his death though some eye witnesses said he died suddenly collapsing during the agitation.

Police had blamed the death on the supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party of Arvind Kejriwal.

The Aam Aadmi Party said the Delhi Police Commissioner must resign for telling one lie after another to book their members in the death of Tomar.

Tomar's family blamed the death on crowd.