New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged there was an attempt to politicise the death of constable Subash Tomar and accused Delhi Police of "deliberately trying to prove something".
The party said there was a "stark difference" between the eye-witness accounts and the doctors treating him at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on the one hand and the post mortem report on the other.
"The situation which is shaping up in the aftermath of the rape (of the 23-year-old woman) and subsequent protests and death of Subash Tomar suggests that there is an attempt to politicise the whole issue," AAP said in a statement.
"The repeated lies of Delhi Police, in particular, suggest that it was either trying to hide something or deliberately trying to prove something in this case," it alleged.
The post-mortem report of the 47-year-old constable, who died yesterday, suggest he died because of cardiac arrest induced by injuries to his neck and chest by a blunt force.
Medical Superintendent of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Dr T S Sidhu, however, earlier today said "He (Tomar) came in a state of total collapse and our doctors revived him and as he was not stable, we shifted him to the Intensive Care Unit. He was on ventilator. There was no major external injury marks except for some cuts and bruises."
The eye-witness account also suggests that Tomar was not hit and rather collapsed while charging the protesters during the Sunday protest at the India Gate.
The party alleged that Delhi Police had failed to produce even a single witness which will prove that he was beaten by the protesters and alleged it had tried to mislead the whole investigation before also.
"The accusations levelled by the Delhi Police official who had gone to record the statement of the gang rape victim also suggest that the police were making moves to prove a preconceived story," AAP said.
The party also raised doubts about the arrest of eight people in this regard. However, it maintained that if anyone of them is found guilty, he or she should be strictly punished.