Delhi Violence: Capital Wakes Up To Uneasy Quiet After Two Days Of Mayhem, Death Count Up To 28 (Photo Credit: Reuters)
Delhi woke up to an uneasy quiet on Thursday after days of communal violence in the northeast region of the national capital. Meanwhile, the death count in the Delhi violence rose to 33 with three more deaths reported at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital and two bodies found inside a drain in Gokulpuri. Security forces remained on alert in violence-affected areas with police conducting a flag march in Maujpur and heavy deployement in Jaffrabad, Seelampur and Babarpur. Delhi Special Commissioner of Police SN Srivastava took stock of the situation on Wednesday night.
The CBSE Class 12 exam on Thursday has been postponed in the northeast and parts of east Delhi in view of the turbulent situation due to violence.
The Delhi fire service said it received 19 calls from the riots affected area since midnight with more than 100 firemen deployed in these areas. However, unlike the last few days, they did not face any resistance while conducting their job.
On Wednesday, there was violence in some areas places with shops set ablaze and the body of an IB staffer found in a drain. Police had conducted flag marches in riot-hit areas with security personnel spread out across the northeastern edge of the national capital in a bid to quell the violence raging since Sunday. The Delhi Police said it has arrested 106 people for their alleged involvement in the violence and have registered 18 FIRs so far.
The Intelligence Bureau staffer, identified as Ankit Sharma, was found dead in a drain in Chand Bagh where he stayed. Sharma may have been killed in stone pelting, officials said. According to Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital authorities, the 30 people have died there including nine received due to gun shot injuries. Two deaths were also reported on Wednesday at LNJP Hospital.
(With PTI Inputs)