Doctors said Subhash Chand Tomar passed away around 6.30 a.m. due to respiratory and cardiovascular problems.
He was the sole bread earner of his family and was posted at Karawal Nagar police station.
Medical Superintendent T.S Sidhu of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital told IANS: “His condition deteriorated at night. We will get to know the exact reasons of death after post mortem.”
According to police officers, after he fell on the street, he was kicked and beaten. His colleagues spotted him unconscious and bleeding and rushed him to hospital.
Since then, Tomar remained on ventilator and never regained consciousness.
Additional Commissioner of Police V.V. Chaudhary told IANS that Tomar was an “exceptionally sincere and hard working” policeman who had earned 77 commendations since joining Delhi Police in 1987.
The anguished family blamed the violent protesters for Tomar's death.
“The public is responsible for my father's death. He was brutally beaten up by people. Can they return my father back?” asked a wailing Deepak, his 22-year-old son. “No politician came to visit my father in hospital.”