Family members of Delhi Police Head Constable Ratan Lal, who died during clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in North-East Delhi, has demanded that martyr status be accorded to him.
On Tuesday, Home Minister Amit Shah had written a letter to the wife of Ratan Lal saying, "I express grief and deep condolences on the untimely death of your husband."
"He was a brave and dutiful policeman who faced tough challenges. Like a true soldier, he has made the supreme sacrifice of his life in the service of the country. The whole nation is with you in this hour of grief," he added.
Earlier today, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to the family of the injured Shahdara DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) Amit Sharma to inquire about his health.
Meanwhile, the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital informed that the death toll in the violence has reached 18 on Wednesday.
The clashes between pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters took place at various places in the North-East District of Delhi on Monday.