Press Esc to close
Thursday 08 December 2016
News updated at 2:45 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 19°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Cop died of heart attack, says autopsy

New Delhi, Dec 26, 2012 , DHNS

Report contradicts version of medical superintendent

Delhi Police constable Subhash Chand Tomar died of heart attack possibly due to injuries on his chest and neck by ‘blunt force impact’, police said on Wednesday citing the post-mortem report.

The case has been transeferred to the crime branch, who have sent a notice to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital medical superintendent Dr T S Sidhu. He has been asked to appear with Tomar's medical records.

“The notice has been sent as Tomar’s post-mortem report contradicted the medical superintendent’s version that the constable did not suffer any injury,” a police official said.

Tomar, who suffered injuries on duty during Sunday’s anti-gang rape protest at India Gate, passed away at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Tuesday. He had been battling for life on ventilator since Sunday evening.

K C Dwivedi, additional commissioner of police (New Delhi), said Tomar’s post-mortem was conducted at Lady Hardinge Medical College on Tuesday and the report was handed over to police on Wednesday. “Myocardial infarction and its complications that could be precipitated by multiple ante-mortem injuries to neck and chest produced by blunt force impact,” the report stated.

Sources said Tomar’s ribs were fractured on the left side, while effusion of blood was present on tissues and neck muscles. There were speculations over exact cause behind Tomar’s death with police insisting that he was assaulted by protesters at India Gate, while eyewitnesses claimed that he collapsed on his own.

Dwivedi further said protesters had attacked Tomar when he stopped them from breaking barricades. “A probe into the case has been shifted from New Delhi district to the Delhi Police crime branch,” he added.

Doctors at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital have already confirmed that Tomar suffered a heart attack, but highlighted that he had no major external injury except for some cuts and bruises. “Doctors revived him after he came in a serious shock and in a state of total collapse. He was not stable due to which we shifted him to the ICU and put him on ventilator,” Dr Sidhu said.

A case of murder, rioting and damaging public property has been lodged with Tilak Marg police station. The police have also detained eight people over the attack on Sunday. Accused Chaman Kumar, Shankar Bisht, Nand Kumar, Shantanu Kumar, Kailash Joshi, Amit Joshi, Abhishek and Nafees Ahmad were released on bail on Tuesday.

They, however, claimed that they have been wrongly implicated in the case and were not detained from India Gate.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Flowers in full bloom at Parliament house during the winter session, in New Delhi on Wednesday...

Flowers in full bloom at Parliament house during the winter session, in New Delhi on Wednesday...

Devotees carry idols during the International Gita Mahotsav-2016 in Kurukshetra on Wednesday...

Devotees carry idols during the International Gita Mahotsav-2016 in Kurukshetra on Wednesday...

Shah Rukh Khan taking selfie along with Rahul Dholakia, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Ritesh Sidhwani...

Shah Rukh Khan taking selfie along with Rahul Dholakia, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Ritesh Sidhwani...

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma taking selfie with team owner Neeta Ambani...

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma taking selfie with team owner Neeta Ambani...

Tollywood actress Rituparna Sengupta crowning the winner of Sarad Sundari-2016...

Tollywood actress Rituparna Sengupta crowning the winner of Sarad Sundari-2016...

An RAF jawan guards at a water cannon vehicle in Talwandi Sabo near Bathinda on Wednesday....

An RAF jawan guards at a water cannon vehicle in Talwandi Sabo near Bathinda on Wednesday....

Supporters of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa get their heads shaves....

Supporters of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa get their heads shaves....

A policewoman places flowers at the burial place of former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa...

A policewoman places flowers at the burial place of former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa...

Birds atop a roof as suns ets during a foggy day in Srinagar on Wednesday...

Birds atop a roof as suns ets during a foggy day in Srinagar on Wednesday...

A fisherman casts his net to catch fish during a foggy day at Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday...

A fisherman casts his net to catch fish during a foggy day at Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523