NEW DELHI: A 66-year old man died of a heart attack after being allegedly pushed and kicked by two policemen in New Delhi while he was trying to save his son from being beaten up.
The incident took place at the busy Dhaula Kuan police booth on Wednesday when the father-son duo asked the policemen for water to fix their car.
Soon an argument ensued after which the cops allegedly started bashing the two.
The victim, Anil Kumar Arora, was taken to a hospital after intervention from senior officers but was declared dead on arrival.
The Commissioner of Police has now asked the Crime Branch to probe the incident while, a magisterial inquiry has also been ordered.
Delhi Police said that the victim died a natural death. The two police constables have been suspended.
The deceased Anil Kumar was travelling in a car with his son Mohit Arora, 32, both residents of Geeta Colony in east Delhi, when the incident took place.
A medical board has been constituted in the case. The autopsy report is expected on Thursday which will confirm the cause of death but initial reports suggest that the death was due natural causes.
"The medical authorities on preliminary examination have not indicated any external injuries on the body of the deceased," the police said.
"A case has been registered under section 304 of IPC at Delhi Cantt police station. The investigations have been transferred to Crime Branch," police said.
- Parikshit Luthra
(With additional inputs from PTI)