Delhi violence: Ratanlal was the only one to earn in the family, wife got news of untoward incident
Ratan Lal, a head constable with the Delhi Police, was allegedly killed on Monday, 24 February, in the violence that broke out amid clashes between pro and anti-CAA protesters in Delhi’s Gokulpuri area, PTI reported quoting officials.
New Delhi: Martyred Delhi Police’s Havildar Ratanlal (42) was the only one in the family to be killed in the violence in the north-eastern district on Monday. He lived in Burari with wife and three children. Relatives started arriving at his house after the news of his martyrdom. There is an atmosphere of weeds in his house.
According to Delhi Police officials, Ratan Lal was originally from village Tihavali in Sikar, Rajasthan. In Delhi, he lived in Amrit Vihar’s Alley No 8 in Burari with wife Poonam, two daughters Siddhi (13), Kanak (10) and son Ram (5). Poonam is a housewife. Siddhi 7th, Kanaka 5th and Rama study in the first grade. The three children are in Delhi Police Public School, NPL. Ratanlal’s younger brother Dinesh lives in the village and one brother Manoj works in Bangalore.
Ratanlal was admitted to the Delhi Police in 1998. Presently, he was posted at the ACP Gokalpuri office. On Monday, while he was on duty, the wife called to know about the situation. The wife had come to know from TV that she had happened to Ratanlal. Since then, she was calling. Nobody picked up the phone. It was soon discovered that Ratanlal had become a martyr. Poonam fainted after hearing this news.
A relative who reached Ratanlal’s house from Uttam Nagar said that he had come to know from TV that Ratanlal had died. The relative said that the policemen were not telling anything. It is heard that there was a bullet in his head, while some policemen were telling that a stone was stuck in Ratanlal’s head.