Death Toll Rises To 53 In Delhi Violence

Publish On: 06 Mar, 2020 10:17 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

NEW DELHI: The northeast part of Delhi suffered havoc when there was a communal clash between pro and anti-CAA people. Though the region has been returning to normalcy now still the death toll is constantly increasing and has risen to 53. 

A maximum of 44 deaths has been reported from the Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) hospital till now. The hospital is in the vicinity of these areas. 

Sunil Kumar, GTB Hospital's Medical Director, said, "Most of the deceased were young, as they fell in the age group between 20 to 40. Out of the 44 dead, only one is female."

He further added that 298 patients have been treated successfully so far in the hospital. 

Lok Nayak hospital reported three deaths, one death was reported from  Jag Parvesh Chander Hospital and five were from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

Starting from February 24, the violence in the national capital shook the entire nation. It lasted for over three days in the name of religion and the new citizenship law. The deaths also included the lives of an IB officer Ankit Sharma and a senior Delhi constable Ratan Lal.

Special Investigation Teams (SITs) have been constituted under the Delhi Police's Crime Branch to carry out an investigation into it.