The Straits Times
Published on Dec 25, 2012

Indian policeman injured in gang rape protest dies: Official


NEW DELHI (AFP) - An Indian policeman injured in clashes during a protest over a gang rape in New Delhi died on Tuesday, a police spokesman said, as much of the city centre remains sealed off following the violence.

The 47-year-old police constable, Subash Tomar, was deployed at the India Gate monument on Sunday to control the protests. He was beaten up by a mob and rushed to hospital by the police.

"The protesters pelted stones at Tomar, he was unconscious for two days and today he died," New Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said.

More than 50 policemen were injured in Sunday's violence as police struggled to quell increasing outrage over sex crimes following the gang rape of a 23-year-old student.