New Delhi: The family of Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal, who lost his life during a clash between pro- and anti-CAA groups in north east Delhi has been devastated. Ratan Lal, was attached to the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gokulpuri, is is survived by his wife and three children. Lal had joined the Delhi Police in 1998. Also Read - Violence Can Never be Justified, Urge All to Exercise Restraint: Rahul Gandhi on Delhi Clashes
Reports claimed that his wife Poonam fainted when the news of the constable, who belonged to Fathepur Tihwali village of Rajasthan’s Sikar district, broke on news channels. His children including 2 daughters – Siddhi (13), Kanak (10) and son Ram (8) are shattered.
Speaking to reporters, people associated with Ratan Lal stated that he was a peace-loving person and would never get involved in any fight or argument. “He was the reader of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) of Gokulpuri. He had just accompanied the ACP, but the mob surrounded him and killed him. We never saw our brother behaving like a typical policeman”,Lal’s younger brother told NDTV.
Besides Ratan Lal, four civilian also succumbed to injuries in the clashes and 78 people were injured yesterday. At least 11 police personnel, including Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Shahdara, Amit Sharma and ACP (Gokalpuri) Anuj Kumar were injured while trying to quell the protests. Two CRPF police personnel were also injured, PTI reported.
Meanwhile, fresh stone pelting reported in Jaffrabad and Brahmpuri earlier in the day, forcing the DMRC to close five metro stations in northeast Delhi areas. “Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar remain closed and trains are being terminated at the Welcome Metro Station”, the DMRC said.