Death toll in Delhi violence goes up to 39 as affected areas see uneasy calm
Death toll in the Delhi violence has now gone up to 39 after the Health Department confirmed another person to have died.
The death toll was 38 till Thursday and among them are an Intelligence Bureau jawan and a Delhi Police head constable. Violent clashes broke out in northeast Delhi on Sunday evening that continued for 2 days before the rampaging mobs could be controlled.
On Friday, an uneasy calm prevailed in the tense northeast Delhi. There were some areas of normalcy in the riot-hit localities and some shops were seen opening later in the day.
While many of the 39 dead have been identified, many of the bodies are yet to be identified. Some bodies, including that of the IB driver, were fished out of drains in different parts of northeast Delhi.
Delhi Police has transferred the northeast Delhi riots probe to the crime branch, and the cases will be probed by two Special Investigation Teams (SITs).
Police have filed 48 FIRs into the Delhi violence case.
AAP councillor Tahir Hussain has been booked for involvement in the murder of the IB driver.
Nearly 7,000 paramilitary forces have been deployed in the affected areas of the northeast district since Monday. Hundreds of Delhi police personnel are on the ground to maintain peace.
More than 200 people have been injured in the communal clashes that broke out on Monday. The areas affected include Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura.