The family who performed Singh’s last rites at his ancestral village in Bhiwani district of Haryana on Monday evening said police officials had assured immediate action and arrest of the assailants. But no one approached them after that, they said.
“Senior officials met us during the day but apart from sympathetic assurances, they remained quiet,” said Amit Kumar, a family member.
Singh, 42, was shot while his colleague Chauhan was critically injured when a group of unidentified men fired at the two policemen at Vijay Vihar area in North West Delhi early Monday morning.An army man for more than 15 years, Singh had joined the Delhi Police six years ago and was posted at Vijay Vihar.
Singh is survived by wife Anju and son Ankit, who is in class 11. The family says Ankit should be given a government job in place of his father.
The Chauhan family alleged that no medical help was provided to him even five hours after he was shot.
“He was shot at about 1:30 and was admitted to a private hospital where no treatment was given. We bought him to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital around 7 am after which his treatment began,” said Jeetender Singh, a relative.
The family members claimed the incident could have been avoided had the policemen been provided better weapons. “The weapons in use are outdated,” said Satya Prakash, relative of Chauhan.
Chauhan was shot in the back as he tried to rush to the police station for help, not more than 500 metres from the spot. He belongs to Jhajjar district of Haryana and was posted at Vijay Vihar five months ago.
Though the authorities have not announced any compensation yet, the Aam Aadmi Party demanded Rs 1 crore for Singh’s family.