JAIPUR: A sea of people turned up as Ratan Lal, the head constable killed in the Delhi riots, was cremated with full state honours at his native village Tahawali in Sikar.
Thousands took part in the funeral procession amid chants of 'Shahid Ratan Lal Amar Rahe'.
The dead body of head constable Ratan Lal Bari, reached Tihavali, his ancestral village in Sikar district, on Wednesday.
Ratan Lal's 70-year-old mother Santra Devi who had not been informed about her son's death so far was overcome with grief after seeing his mortal remains.
After Sikar MP Sumedhanand announced that Ratan Lal would be awarded with 'martyr' status, he was cremated with villagers chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.
It was also announced that his wife would be given a job and one crore rupees, following incessant protests from fellow villagers.
Sadness gripped everyone at the site as Ratan Lal's seven-year-old son performed his final rights.
Days before, the slain constable celebrated his wedding anniversary and discussed his plans to return home for Holi celebrations, his family members said with tears in their eyes.
Ratan Lal had joined the Delhi Police in 1998 and was posted in the ACP office of Gokulpuri Sub Division.