Ratan Lal was a true hero, outstanding policeman


New Delhi: Ratan Lal(42), described as ‘an outstanding policeman’ by a superior, lost his life on Monday after bravely fighting rioters in northeast Delhi.

Lal was posted in Gokulpuri area here and was known to have conducted a number of raids in the area. Additional DCP Brijendra Yadav said that Lal had an ‘indefatigable’ attitude and lived his life with positive energy.

Lal sported a unique handlebar moustache just like that of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who had shot down a Pak F-16 fighter jet on February 27 last year.

He belonged to Sikar in Rajasthan and  was the eldest among three brothers and a sister. Lal is survived by his wife and three children, two girls aged 11 and 12 and a boy aged 8.

His kids waited for him to fulfill his promise of taking them back to their village to celebrate Holi, but he never returned.


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