New Delhi: Death of Delhi police constable Subash Tomar has sparked several controversies which demands for a rigourous probe into it. Amid controversy, the case has been handed to the Crime Branch.

Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar in his statement said that the constable died of several internal injuries in neck, abdomen and chest that he sustained after being attacked at India Gate by the anti-rape protesters on Sunday.

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Contrarily, Yogender, a journalism student who is an eyewitness in the case, said that the constable was not beaten up as he had no visible injuries. Yogender noticed him collapsing while walking towards protesters.

"I was at India Gate with a female friend who was injured. I saw one policeman who was running after protesters and then suddenly collapsing. We rushed towards him and some policemen were also there. Suddenly, the policemen started running after other protesters.

"So I rushed to a nearby PCR van. They took him to hospital. I also went in the same vehicle. I saw him in hospital and his body didn't have any injuries. He wasn't trampled by a mob, he wasn't assaulted. The claims of police are false. I am surprised to hear that 8 were arrested over Subhash Tomar's death," he claimed.

According to police officers, after Subash Tomar fell on the street, he was kicked and beaten up. Tomar’s colleagues found him unconscious. They rushed him to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

However, the doctors at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital have said that the cop died of a major heart attack and no major injuries were found on his body. They however, added that the exact cause will be revealed in the post-mortem reports.

“His condition was critical and was throughout on ventilator. He died of heart attack. The post-mortem reports will clear the air,” Dr TS Siddhu said.

If sources from the hospital are to be believed, Tomar was already suffering from heart related problem. In such a case, several questions arise as to why an officer suffering from heart related problem was deployed at India Gate to deal with the protesters.

However, none of the Delhi police personnel is ready to comment on the same.

Tomar was cremated with full state honour at Nigambodh Ghat on Tuesday afternoon.

Eight persons, including an activist of Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party have been charged with attempt to murder in connection with the injuries caused to Tomar, Joint Commissioner of Police Taj Hassan said.

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Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party demanded sacking of Commissioner Neeraj Kumar alleging that police was misleading people by arresting eight "innocent youth" in connection with the incident.

Reacting to Yogendra's claims, Kejriwal said his account was opposite of what police said. "Is police lying?" he asked.

AAP chief Spokesperson Manish Sisodia alleged police was "politicising" Tomar's death to cover their mistakes and demanded that Kumar be sacked.

"Delhi Police should have dealt with the matter with sensitivity and honoured the constable's death. But, the police have politicised the death to cover their own mistakes. We feel that the Delhi Police are involved in a conspiracy. The police commissioner should be sacked," he said.

JPN/Bureau/Agencies

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