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Constable dies, his ‘attackers’ get bail

Constable dies, his ‘attackers’ get bail
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The violent protests following the gang rape of a medical student on board a moving bus scalped its first victim with 47-year-old Delhi police constable Subhash Chand Tomar passing away at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital early on Tuesday. Tomar was posted in Karawal Nagar area of North East district and was called for maintaining law and order at India Gate area during the protests on Sunday. Tomar, who joined the police in 1987, was injured at Tilak Marg and was rushed to the hospital, where he was kept on ventilator.

While doctors said he had suffered no gross internal or external injuries, they admitted he was brought with bruises on his chest. Tomar was cremated at Nigambodh Ghat on Tuesday afternoon at Nigambodh with state honours in presence of Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, civil aviation minister Ajit Singh, minister of state for home RPN Singh, police commissioner Neeraj Kumar and MP Jayant Chowdhary among others.

Incidentally, on the day Tomar passed away, those booked for his death walked out on bail in absence of any eye-witness account in the matter. JCP, Central Range, Taj Hasan, said: ‘We had arrested eight people in connection to injuries caused to Constable Subhash Tomar, they were booked for rioting and attempt to murder. One of them is a person called Chaman Kumar who is a member of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). They were all given bail by the magistrate’s court.  AAP member Manish Sisodia had furnished bail bonds for all of them. We will now see what further legal action needs to be taken.’

Case of murder will now be added against the accused. Kejriwal has, however, alleged innocent persons have been booked in the matter while demanding arrest of real culprits. Tomar’s son, after his father demise, said, ‘The public is responsible for this because they beat him up so badly. Can they return my father?’ As a mark of respect, the Delhi Police decided that all personnel will donate one day’s salary to Tomar’s family.
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