What the politicians didn't know was that they had arrived at the wrong hospital. The corpse of the 70-year-old retired subedar wasn't lying at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where he had died; it had been moved to Lady Hardinge Ho spital for an autopsy . It was later sent to Bhiwani.
The Delhi CM was still in detention at R K Puram police station for insisting on meeting Grewal's family , while AAP members maintained a vigil outside, when reports last came in on Wednesday night.
Rahul, who was detained first at Mandir Marg and then at Parliament Street police stations, said earlier on Wednesday that the Delhi police action was symbolic of the “undemocratic“ mentality of the Modi government, while Kejriwal accused the PM of “deceit“ and “lies“ on the issue of OROP . Rahul and Kejriwal also al leged that the Delhi police resorted to unprecedented “hooliganism“ in quelling their protests.
Grewal, who belonged to Bhiwani in Haryana, had ingested “Sulfas“, a pesticide, while he and 10 others were returning to Jantar Mantar on Tuesday after failing to meet Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and defence minister Manohar Parrikar over the non-implementation of OROP .He died later that day at RML Hospital. Congress and AAP leaders said the police action was an assault on democracy and fundamental rights. The BJP , for its part, accused the Congress and AAP of playing politics over the suicide.
“A martyr's family is arrested. This is Modiji's India,“ Rahul said at RML Hospital, adding, “How can you arrest the son and father of a martyr? And if you have not arrested them, then why are you not letting them go?“ “A new India is in the making, you have to identify it.What is happening in India today , you have to identify it.It is a result of their mentality. It is a particular type of mentality . It is an undemocratic type of mentality ,“ Rahul said. Surjewala referred to the day's events as “naked goondaism“ by the Centre.
Kejriwal said: “The PM is lying to the entire country when he claims OROP has been implemented. If it was implemented, why did Ram Kishan commit suicide?“ Central Delhi remained on the boil through Wednesday . The drama began when AAP and Congress members staged a demonstration along with Grewal's family members at the Trauma Centre at RML Hospital on Wednesday morning. The police, after trying for half an hour to convince them to disperse, began to detain them and move them away .This led to more functionaries of both parties rushing to the spot.
Grewal left behind an alleged suicide note on the representation they had prepared to present to ministry officials. In a recorded conversation with his son, Jaswant, Grewal confessed he had consumed two to three “Sulfas“ tablets and that he was a man of principles who would sacrifice his life for his motherland and her soldiers. Police said they had recovered a representation to the defence minister on which, at the bottom, it was written that he was giving his life for his motherland and fellow soldiers.