New Delhi: Seven people have been arrested in connection with the death of Delhi Police head constable, Ratan Lal, during clashes over the new citizenship law in the northeast district last month. Also Read - Delhi Riots: ED Books Tahir Hussain, PFI For Money Laundering
On February 24, Ratan Lal died of bullet injuries in clashes, that ensued between pro- and anti-CAA groups in north east Delhi.
“Seven people have been arrested in Ratan Lal’s case. It emerged during investigation that the spot where the incident took place was the venue for an anti-CAA protest. In the fateful day, a conspiracy was hatched to attack police,” a senior Delhi Police official said.
Ratan Lal attached to the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gokulpuri, is survived by his wife and three children. Lal hails from Fathepur Tihwali village in Rajasthan’s Sikar district and had joined the Delhi Police as a constable in 1998.
Two people have also been arrested for the murder of 85-year-old Akbari Begum, who was burnt alive in her home, in addition to more 4 more arrests in connection with bodies of four people recovered from a drain in northeast Delhi.
Meanwhile, the Delhi police has assured that law and order situation in the capital is normal now.