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How did Delhi constable die?

How did Delhi constable die?
The controversy surrounding the death of Delhi police constable Subhash Tomar refused to die on Wednesday with an eyewitness coming forward to claim that the constable did not die of any injury. Medical superintendent of Ram Manohar Lohia hospital however claimed he did not suffer any gross internal or external injuries but had bruises on his chest and leg even as Delhi Police stuck to its version.

Additional Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) KC Dwivedi released a portion of the post-mortem examination report to the media and said, ‘The cardiac arrest was precipitated by injuries to his body parts.’ Earlier in the day, Yogendra, a student, came forward to say, ‘I was at the India Gate with a friend who was injured. I saw one policeman running after protesters. He collapsed suddenly.’

Following the controversy, Delhi Police on Wednesday assigned the probe into Tomar’s death to crime branch.

The portion of the report, scripted by the forensic surgeon and released by the police, states, ‘Myocardial infarction (heart attack) and its complications that could be precipitated by multiple ante-mortem injuries to the neck and chest by a blunt force impact.’ Dwivedi, contradicting the medical superintendent’s version, claimed, ‘His ribs were broken and there were injuries on his legs.’ The senior cop couldn’t confirm whether Tomar was a heart patient.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police chief Neeraj Kumar wrote to Home ministry rebutting charges that police had interfered when a magistrate was recording the victim’s statement. Kumar refuted the allegation that police had forced a questionnaire on the Sub-Divisional Magistrate who recorded the statement and refused its videography.
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