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Death toll in Delhi’s communal violence rises to 42

Around 7,000 paramilitary forces and hundreds of Delhi police personnel have been deployed in the violence affected regions of the northeast Delhi since Monday.

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New Delhi: The death toll in the Delhi’s communal violence has gone up to 42 now with four more fatalities being recorded at the city’s GTB Hospital on Friday, officials said.

The number stood at 38 till Thursday.

The Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital has recorded 38 deaths, the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital three, and the Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital has reported one.

Nearly 7,000 paramilitary personnel have been deployed in the affected areas of the northeast district since Monday to assist hundreds of Delhi police men and women to maintain peace.

More than 250 people have been injured in the communal clashes. The areas mainly affected include Jafrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura.


Also read: Why Northeast Delhi violence is India’s first Hindu-Muslim riots with guns  


 

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