The autopsy report on Subhash Chand Tomar, the constable who died during the anti-rape protests on Sunday, said he suffered cardiac arrest casued by “injuries to neck and chest produced by blunt force”.
The report, prepared by forensic experts at Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), confirmed the police version, but contradicted sharply with the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital doctors, who had said there were no injury marks on his body.
Dr TS Siddhu, medical superintendent at RML where Tomar was taken to after he collapsed, said, “There were definitely no external injuries. I am not sure about internal ones as we could not perform any CT scan as the patient was very serious. He finally died of cardiac arrest.”
The police, meanwhile, served a notice to him on Wednesday evening, asking him to appear before them on Friday in connection with the death.
Earlier, the police claimed that Tomar sustained injuries as he was beaten severely and stomped on by the protesters at India Gate. KC Dwivedi, additional CP, said the injuries led to a cardiac arrest that finally killed him.
But eyewitnesses, who rescued Tomar, said he suddenly collapsed while running with several other cops towards the protesters.
Yogendra Tomar, a journalism student, said, “Even at RML hospital, where doctors tore open his shirt to give him cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, I did not notice any external injury marks.”
The forensic experts are keeping quiet on the issue. “We have submitted the report to the Delhi police. No further comments,” said a senior doctor at LHMC on condition of anonymity.