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Rajasthan villagers block road, demand martyr status for Delhi cop

A large crowd comprising area villagers on Wednesday blocked the Fatehpur-Jhunjhunu road and staged a protest to demand martyr status for Delhi Police Head Constable Ratan Lal, who lost his life in Delhi violence on Monday.

IANS Reported by: IANS Jaipur Published on: February 26, 2020 15:47 IST
Rajasthan villagers block road, demand martyr status for Delhi cop
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Rajasthan villagers block road, demand martyr status for Delhi cop

A large crowd comprising area villagers on Wednesday blocked the Fatehpur-Jhunjhunu road and staged a protest to demand martyr status for Delhi Police Head Constable Ratan Lal, who lost his life in Delhi violence on Monday. The protesters asserted that the body would not be cremated till the martyr status was not bestowed on the deceased policeman.

While the family of Ratan Lal was taking his mortal remains from Delhi to his native village Tihavali in Sikar district, a large number of villagers from the area stopped them in the morning hours in Sadeensar village, a few km ahead of the family's village, and blocked the Fatehpur-Jhunjhunu road.

Ramgarh police station SHO Uma Shankar said that the villagers gathered at the spot in large numbers as soon as the body was brought there on Wednesday morning.

He said he did not have any more information to share since he was on leave.When contacted, police officials concerned said they were busy trying to convince the large crowd to allow traffic to ply on the road.

The family of Ratan Lal said that his mother and two younger children were still not aware of his death.

Also read:Family members of Delhi Police Head Constable Ratan Lal demand martyr status

Also read:North East Delhi Violence: Head constable Ratan Lal died of bullet injuries, reveals postmortem report

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