Cops seek govt probe into constable Tomarís death

Fourteen days after Constable Subhash Chand Tomar, who collapsed during protests at India Gate on December 23, died during treatment at RML Hospital, Delhi Police has requested the Delhi government to constitute a panel of doctors to analyse Tomar's autopsy report and the medical report submitted by the hospital.

Tomar's autopsy report had revealed that he had suffered six internal injuries in the chest and neck, besides fractured ribs. Contrary to the autopsy report, T S Sidhu, medical superintendent of RML Hospital, had claimed that Tomar did not have any external or internal injuries and that he was in a state of cardiac arrest when brought to the hospital on December 23.

Police confirmed that they have requested for the constitution of a board of doctors for examining both the reports. Sources said investigators would request the panel of doctors to ascertain if there were any lapses on the part of RML doctors that resulted in Tomar's death.

Meanwhile, investigation into the allegations against two of the eight men arrested from near India Gate on charges of rioting on December 23 has revealed that they were at Rajiv Chowk Metro station at 4.52 pm. Police had scanned the CCTV footage obtained from Delhi Metro after the two men told court that they were not present at India Gate when the protests turned violent. The two were arrested for rioting on Bhagwan Dass Road.

Investigators said their presence outside the Metro station and subsequent arrest confirms that they were present at the protest venue. Police said the two cousins had no reason to be on Bhagwan Dass Road when the entire public had been instructed by security personnel to move away from the area.

A senior police officer said: "We have seized the footage and are studying it. So far, we have no evidence of Tomar suffering from a heart ailment."

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