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Delhi constable killed by mob cremated with full state honours

New Delhi, Dec 26 : Delhi Police Subhash Chand Tomar, 47, was cremated with full state honours at Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat this evening in the presence of Home Secretary R K Singh, minister of state

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: December 26, 2012 8:24 IST

Police officers said Tomar also had a 24-year-old daughter and another son.

Tomar's brother Yudhveer Singh too blamed the mob.

“They are responsible for this. What was his fault? He was only doing his job and now he is no more,” he said.

Yudhveer Singh urged those protesting against the rape of the 23-year-old, who too is in critical condition, to stay calm.

Devinder Singh, another brother of the dead man, added: “He was the only earning person in his family. What will happen to them now?”

“He was truly a very nice man and a good policeman,” said Lekh Raj, the head of Karawal Nagar police station in northeast district where Tomar was posted only two months ago.

Eight people were Sunday night arrested for the attack on Tomar but got bail the next day, Joint Commissioner of Police Taj Hassan said. They will now be booked for murder.

“We have lost a brave soldier. We will take action... We will certainly help his family,” a senior police official said.

The Home Ministry has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh for the bereaved family. Delhi Police commissioner said, the constable's family will get Rs 5 lakh from Axis Bank Insurance and Rs 3 lakh from Delhi Police Welfare Fund, apart from PF and gratuity.

The Police Commissioner has offered job to one of the family members of his family on compassionate grounds, and also assured liberal pension grant to his widow Amresh Devi.

Anybody who wants to help Subhash chand's family may send crossed cheque in the name of Smt Amresh Devi to the Additional Commissioner of Police (HQ), Delhi Police MSO building, PHQ, New Delhi-110002, or directly deposit donation in the name of Smt Amresh Devi in her account no  392700-0100161800 Punjab National Bank, Dilshad Garden branch, Delhi.

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