In an unusual move, Delhi Police on Wednesday flashed the post-mortem report detailing the cause of death of Constable Tomar, injured in the protests at India Gate on Sunday.
It stated that he sustained injuries in his neck and chest, probably caused by a blunt object.
Reading out Tomar’s post mortem report to the media on Wednesday evening, Additional Commissioner of Police KC Dwivedi said, “Tomar’s death was caused due to Micordial Infarction and its complications that could have been precipitated by multiple ante mortem injuries to neck and chest produced by blunt force impact.’’
That the Delhi Police took the unusual step of revealing the contents of the report through a media conference showed the pressure the force was under.
Not just the young protesters who had clashed with the cops near India Gate, but opposition leaders, BJP’s Sushma Swaraj and CPM’s Brinda Karat, and even Delhi Chief Sheila Dikshit have been gunning for Commissioner Kumar and his forces, holding them responsible for what had transpired.
What could have also prompted the Delhi Police to go to town with the post-mortem was the fresh row over the cause of Tomar’s death.