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Two SITs to probe northeast Delhi violence; death toll mounts to 38

A Delhi municipal worker stands next to heaps of the remains of vehicles, steel cupboards and other materials on a street vandalised in violence in New Delhi (Photo: AP)Premium
A Delhi municipal worker stands next to heaps of the remains of vehicles, steel cupboards and other materials on a street vandalised in violence in New Delhi (Photo: AP)

  • On Thursday, the violence ebbed but did not subside completely and thousands of people began picking up the pieces of their shattered lives and livelihoods
  • The police have registered 18 FIRs and arrested 106 people in connection with the violence in which 34 people

New Delhi: Two Special Investigation Teams (SIT) have been constituted under the Crime Branch, Delhi Police to investigate the violence in the North-East district that has claimed 38 lives so far.

Both the SITs will immediately take over the investigation of the cases connected with northeast Delhi violence. All the FIRs have been transferred to the SIT, Crime branch.

DCP Joy Tirkey and DCP Rajesh Deo will head SITs comprising four Assistant Commissioners of Police in each team.

Additional CP (Crime) B K Singh will supervise both the SITs.

Every team under the ACP will consist of three inspectors, four sub-inspectors and three Head Constables/Constables.

The death toll in Delhi's worst riots in more than three decades climbed to 38 on Thursday as the violence ebbed but did not subside completely and thousands of people began picking up the pieces of their shattered lives and livelihoods.

Four days after communal clashes that began in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law and spiralled into bloodshed, arson and looting, the body of a man was found in a drain in Johri Enclave and there were scattered incidents of vehicles and shops being set on fire in Maujpur, Bhajanpura and other areas.

"Over 215 riot victims have been brought to our hospital and treated since February 24. However, at present only 51 patients are admitted. The condition of almost all patients are stable except one," Medical Superintendent of GTB Hospital Sunil Kumar said.

"One more death at LNJP Hospital was recorded on Thursday. One fatality was reported at Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital on Thursday, taking the total death toll to 38," a senior official said.

The police have registered 18 FIRs and arrested 106 people in connection with the violence in which 34 people, including a police head constable and Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Ankit Sharma, died.

Around 200 people have sustained serious injuries in the communal violence that raged for three days in several areas of North-East Delhi. Properties worth crores of rupees have been damaged in the arson.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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