New Delhi, Dec 26: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan once again won the hearts of many with his latest move of donating Rs 2.5 lakh to family members of late Delhi police constable Subhash Chand Tomar.
Tomar, 48, died in a hospital in Delhi on Tuesday, Dec 25. He was allegedly beaten by the anti-gangrape protesters in Delhi.
Big B on Tuesday, Dec 25 wrote on his Facebook wall, "Another Award for Excellence by the SIES, South Indian Educational Society .. humbled to be considered for it, in the presence and past awardees of this association - people of much greater eminence ... am given among other emblems of the citation, a cash prize of Rs 250,000."
"I have donated it to the family of the police constable who was critically injured in the protest for the gang rape victim in Delhi ... he succumbed to his injuries and died this morning ... he was the only earning member of a large family !! Sad !!" added Big B.
Discussing about the health condition of the gangrape victim, the megastar said, "Sad to find that the victim of the rape has slipped back in her medical condition at the hospital where she fights valiantly for her life ... our prayers for her and her speedy recovery."
Big B donated the money to Tomar's family on a day when controversy erupted over the cause of his death. According to sources, Mr Tomar succumbed to his injuries which he had received during a violent protest by an angry mob in front of India Gate on Sunday, Dec 23.
However, contradicting to the statement, many others claimed that Mr Tomar was not attacked by any protesters, rather he had suffered a cardiac arrest. Many claimed that no injury marks were seen on his body.
Delhi police registered a case of murder against eight persons who earlier on Monday were arrested and later got bail.
According to police officers, after he fell on the street, he was kicked and beaten. His colleagues found him unconscious and bleeding. They also said that they have a video clip of those who attacked the constable.