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Death toll in Delhi violence rises to 7

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Published Feb 25, 2020, 11:36 am IST
Updated Feb 25, 2020, 5:00 pm IST
Five stations of the Delhi Metro's Pink Line has remained shut for the second consecutive day followng the violence
Vehicles set ablaze as protesters throw brick-bats during clashes between opposing groups over CAA at Jafrabad in north-east Delhi. PTI Photo
 Vehicles set ablaze as protesters throw brick-bats during clashes between opposing groups over CAA at Jafrabad in north-east Delhi. PTI Photo

New Delhi: The death toll in Monday's violent clashes in North-East Delhi has climbed to seven, the police said. The clashes took place between opposing groups over CAA.

"A total of seven deaths were reported - one police personnel and six civilians have lost their lives," Delhi police said in a statement.

 

A Delhi Police head constable, Ratan Lal, was among the seven killed in the violence that erupted on Monday over the amended citizenship law.

One of the deceased was identified as Vinod Kumar, 45, a resident of Ghonda who was brought dead to the Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital, according to hospital authorities.

Ather deceased person was identified as Mohammad Furkaan, they said.

The identity of the other deceased is yet to be ascertained.

Among those injured, two people, including a minor who suffered gunshot injuries and were referred to other hospitals in the city from the Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital.

They were identified as Danish, 12, and 30-year-old Zulfikar, the authorities said.

The others, who were brought to the hospital, were discharged while 14 were referred to either GTB Hospital or Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital.

Five stations on the Delhi Metro's Pink Line remained closed for the second consecutive day on Tuesday in the wake of the violence.

“Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar remain closed. Trains are being terminated at the Welcome Metro Station,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.

Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur were closed on Sunday while the other three stations were shut on Monday owing to the clashes between pro and anti-CAA protesters.

At least 50 people, including several paramilitary and Delhi Police personnel, were injured as the violence escalated.

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Location: India, Delhi




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