Ummid Assistant

Applications open for Manmohan scholarship at Cambridge

IIM-Trichy to offer short courses too at Chennai centre

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » National

Row over dead constable, witnesses say he wasn't hit

Wednesday December 26, 2012 09:45:28 PM, IANS

Related articles

Injured policeman dies, rape victim critical

A constable brutally attacked during gang-rape protests here succumbed to his injuries Tuesday, shattering his family and colleagues, even as the young rape victim battled for life for the ninth straight day.  »

Woman judge to probe Delhi gang-rape case

Dikshit, Delhi Police spar over rape victim statement

Gang-rape protests shift to Jantar Mantar

New Delhi: The death of a Delhi policeman was wrapped in mystery Wednesday after two witnesses refuted police claims that he died following a vicious attack during a Sunday street protest.

A young man and a young woman who were part of the gang-rape demonstration told the media that they saw constable Subhash Chand Tomar fall while running on a street leading to India Gate.

Contradicting police claims that the 47-year-old was viciously attacked and trampled upon, Yogendra Tomar and Pauline said in separate statements that there was no truth in the allegations.

Yogendra said policeman Tomar collapsed while chasing the protesters.

"He wasn't assaulted or trampled," Yogendra told television channels. "He fell on his own while chasing the crowd. In fact many protesters came to help him."

Video recording of the scene showed both Yogendra and Pauline along with a handful of others assisting the fallen policeman.

Pauline backed Yogendra's version and explained in detail how their efforts to revive the unconscious policeman failed.

She said she saw "no visible injuries" on the constable.

"We opened his jacket and shirt. He was sweating profusely," Pauline said.

While police said the constable was beaten by protesters, Pauline said there was no crowd when Tomar fell.

"I saw him falling. He had no injuries. He just collapsed. There was no crowd at all," she said.

Pauline said she and the others shifted Tomar to a pavement to prevent him from getting trampled by crowds.

She complained that it were the police who failed to come to the rescue of their fallen colleague.

She said she saw police personnel look at him and move on. "Finally, two policemen joined us."

She said she placed Tomar's head on her lap, addressed him as "uncle" and asked him to try to breathe.

Delhi Police had been claiming that protesters had kicked and trampled him after he was injured in a mob attack. Yogendra and Pauline vehemently denied this.

Police arrested eight people Sunday night for the alleged attack on Tomar but they got bail the next day.

On Tuesday, after Tomar died and was cremated with state honours, police said the accused would be booked for murder.

On Wednesday, police said on the basis of the post-mortem report that Tomar had suffered "multiple internal injuries produced with the impact of a blunt object on his neck and chest" but did not specifically talk about a mob attack.

Additional Commissioner of Police K.C. Dwivedi said: "The cardiac arrest was precipitated by injuries to his body parts."

The Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where Tomar died said Wednesday that he had "no major external injury marks except for some cuts on his right knee and bruises on his chest".

"He was brought here in a total collapsed stage," Medical Superintendent T.S. Sidhu said.

"He had already suffered a cardiac arrest and had almost no pulse. We revived him and shifted him to the ICU and he was put on ventilator," he added.

Amid the contradictory claims, Delhi Police said their Crime Branch would probe his death.

Police arrested eight people Sunday night for the alleged attack on Tomar. The eight were granted bail the next day.

Police said Wednesday, a day after Tomar died, that the eight have been booked for murder.






Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS



More Headlines

Streets to Tweets: Social media topped India's tech trends

Gay marriage plan undemocratic: Britain's top Catholic priest

Govt to sell 12.5 percent stake in Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers

Earth to contact aliens in 12 years?

World's longest high-speed rail line debuts in China

Bahrain to host GCC united military command

No breakthrough likely at all-party meet on Telangana

8 Indians among world's best performing CEOs

AK-47's inventor Kalashnikov hospitalised

Zardari criticises Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories

Muhammad Ali Jinnah remembered on 136th birth anniversary


Top Stories

Woman judge to probe Delhi gang-rape case

The government Wednesday asked a retired Delhi High Court judge to probe the gang-rape of a woman here and police lapses and suggest ways to make the national capital  »

Dikshit, Delhi Police spar over rape victim statement

Injured policeman dies, rape victim critical


  Most Read

Government to sell 12.5 percent stake in Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers

The government Wednesday decided to sell 12.5 percent of its stake in Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) Limited to help meet the Rs.30,000 crore   »

No breakthrough likely at all-party meet on Telangana

Notwithstanding the high expectations that a section of Congress leaders have, the all-party meeting convened by the central government over the Telangana issue Dec 28 is not likely to achieve any breakthrough in finding a solution to the contentious issue. With just two days to go for the  »


  News Pick

Al-Aqsa Mosque complex stormed by Jewish settlers

Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, the head of Islamic Waqf department in occupied Jerusalem, said that 14 settlers entered the complex through the Al-Magharebah gate and started provoking the Muslim  »

Uttar Pradesh BJP wooing Narendra Modi?

While the hoardings carry the names of various local and state unit leaders, the appearance of Modi in them set off speculation that the party may be accepting that Modi was its best bet for Lok Sabha 2014. The hoardings, outside  »

Two dead in communal clashes in North Maharashtra town

Two persons belonging to different communities have been reported killed and scores including some policemen are injured in a communal violence that erupted Monday evening in Raver - a North Maharashtra town some 60 kms from here. Police have imposed curfew and the situation  »

T20: Pakistan beat India by five wickets

Pakistan beat India by five wickets in the first of the two Twenty20 Internationals at the  »

Bangalore warms up for India-Pakistan T20 Christmas party


Picture of the Day

Artists performing dance drama based on the ‘Geetgovindam’, by Shri Jayadev, at the inauguration of the 60th Annual Arts Festival, at Kalakshetra, Chennai on December 21, 2012.


Recommend the story to your friends



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us


The Funny Side

Education & Career

    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.