New Delhi: A year ago on February 27, Ratan Lal was the talking point among his colleagues as his moustache was similar to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who had shot down a Pak F-16 fighter that day. A year later, the 42-year-old policeman lost his life in the riots of northeast Delhi.
The death of Ratan Lal left his family shattered. His children questioned the commissioner of Police as to what was their father’s mistake. Ratan Lal’s wife Poonam fainted as she heard the news of his death. His children – Siddhi, 13, Kanak, 10, and Ram, 8 – are devastated.
According to his acquaintances, Ratan lal was a peace loving person and would never involve in any fight or argument. The head constable was allegedly killed near Dayalpur police station by miscreants when the violence over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA was at its peak around noon.
Ratan Lal, a resident of Fathepur Tihwali village in Rajasthan’s Sikar district, joined the Delhi Police in 1998. He got married to Poonam, a resident of Jaipur, in 2004.