New Delhi: A Delhi Police Constable, who was severely beaten up near India Gate by protesters on Sunday, is on ventilator support and his condition is stated to be critical.
    
Subhash Chand, posted at Karawal Nagar police station, was deployed on Law and Order duty and is battling for his life at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here.
    
Chand sustained serious injuries in the protests and is still on ventilator.
    
"His condition is stated to be critical," a senior police official said.
    
Protesters and police were clashing continuously at India Gate on Sunday in which several other policemen were also injured.

On a day hooligans took over and violence erupted in India Gate in which 78 policemen and 65 protesters were injured, police fired 250 teargas shells, repeatedly used water jets and resorted to baton charge.

Among the 78 policemen injured were Joint Commissioner (Central) Taj Hasan, Additional Commissioner (New Delhi) K C Dwivedi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) B S Jaiswal and Additional Deputy Commissioner (New Delhi) Sanjay Tyagi.

"Constable Subhash Tomar is fighting for his life at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital," Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said. Tomar is posted at Karawal Nagar police station.

He said at least 25 vehicles -- 12 DTC buses, 12 PCR vans and a Doordarshan vehicle -- were damaged.

(Agencies)

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