A 47-year-old policeman, who suffered injuries during the anti-rape protest in New Delhi over the weekend, died on Tuesday morning in a city hospital.
The anti-rape protest in the national capital turned violent Sunday following which more than 100 people, including at least 50 policemen, were injured, according to the BBC news.
Subhash Chand Tomar was deployed near India Gate to help control the protests Sunday. However, irate demonstrators pelted stones at him and he was also allegedly beaten up by a mob. Later, he was found injured on Tilak Marg and was rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. He was kept on ventilator for two days before he succumbed to injuries Tuesday morning.
"With deep regret, we have to inform you constable Subhash Chand Tomar succumbed to his injuries at 6:40 a.m. today," Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said, according to a PTI report.
Delhi police has decided to give one day's salary to Tomar's family as a mark of respect.
Meanwhile, police arrested eight people Monday, including a worker of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and booked them for rioting and attempt to murder in connection with Tomar's injury.
However, a senior police official said Tuesday that murder charges would be included to the case.
"We had arrested eight people in connection with injuries caused to Constable Subhash Tomar, they were booked for rioting and attempt to murder. One of them is a person called Chaman Kumar who is a member of AAP," a CNN- IBN report cited joint commissioner of police, Central Range, Taj Hasan as saying.
"They were all given bail by the magistrate's court. AAP member Manish Sisodia had furnished bail bonds for all of them. We will now see what further legal action needs to be taken and may even move court for cancellation of bail," Hasan added.