Death Toll Rises To 10; Curfew Imposed In Maujpur, Jafrabad, Chand Bagh, Karawal Nagar
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 25, Feb 2020, 20:04 pm IST | UPDATED: 25, Feb 2020, 20:06 pm IST
Delhi:The death toll has rose to ten on Tuesday in the violence over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) that has kept the national capital burning over the last three days, especially northeast Delhi. According to GTB Hospital authorities, four people were declared brought dead at the hospital on Tuesday and five lost their lives, including a Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal on Monday. In a recent update, another person has lost his life taking the total death toll to 10 and over 130 civilians are said to be injured during the clashes.
The authorities have also added that as many as 56 cops were also injured. As per recent update, curfew has been imposed in violence-hit areas including Maujpur, Jafrabad, Chand Bagh and Karawal Nagar.
Many of those injured sustained bullet injuries. It was also reported that some journalists were also critically injured as they were beaten and punched by rioters in northeast Delhi. One journalist also sustained bullet injury.
Three districts in northeast Delhi were put on high alert on Tuesday after the tension prevailing there since the last three days intensified. A top official from Delhi Police Headquarters told IANS: "Since section 144 imposed in northeast Delhi failed to control the situation, we have decided to put three districts on high alert. Security has been beefed up in northeast as well as east Delhi and Shahdara district."
A Delhi police DCP said now the reserve police force in the police stations is also there to support us along with the paramilitary forces. However, around 50 armed policemen are still in the police stations so that the miscreants don't target the police stations.