New Delhi: A Delhi Police constable who was injured in the Sunday violence at India Gate during protests against gang-rape of a girl died today, police said.
Subhash Chand Tomar (47) breathed his last at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital this morning.
He was on ventilator since his admission in the hospital. Senior police officers said Subhash Tomar, lost his consciousness after suffering injuries during stone-pelting. But doctors at the RML hospital said Tomar apparently had a cardiac arrest.
"When he was brought here, he was in a state of cardiac arrest. He was very critical and we performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him. He is presently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and his condition is serious," said Dr TS Sidhu, medical superintendent of Ram Manohar Lohia hospital.
On Sunday, Tomar was officially deployed at Ramlila Ground where Yoga guru Ramdev was supposed to hold protests. But since Ramdev's supporters marched towards India Gate, Tomar and his colleagues followed them there, where agitators assaulted him by running over him again and again after he fell on the road.
Tomar, a graduate, hailed from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. He was posted in Karawal Nagar area and was called for maintaining law and order at India Gate area during the protest on Sunday.
He was found lying injured on Tilak Marg and was rushed to hospital.
With inputs from PTI