Death toll in Delhi violence rises to 34

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February 27, 2020

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Death toll in Delhi violence rises to 34

Security forces at the Jaffrabad-Maujpur road in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

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NEW DELHI: The death toll in Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law increased to 34 on Thursday morning, Indian media reported.

The Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital authorities said 30 deaths have been reported at the hospital.

Head Constable of Delhi Police Ratan Lal was also killed in clashes on Monday.

According to the hospital sources, of the deceased at the GTB, at least nine received gunshots. One among them is a woman, authorities said.

Authorities said patients coming to the hospital have several kinds of injuries – such as from gunshots, stones and other weapons.

Likewise, several were hurt while jumping from rooftops to escape the rioters.

Schools and shops were closed and streets deserted with Delhi police making announcements that no person should come out of their homes.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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