Delhi riot death toll rises to 42

indica News Bureau-


On February 28, a five member delegation of Congress, set up by interim President Sonia Gandhi, to file a report on Delhi violence, visited the Guru Teg Bahadur hospital and interacted with the victims of the riots and their families at the GBT hospital in India.

The clashes between the pro and anti- CAA protestors led to a death toll of 42 on Friday with more than 200 injured, including extensive damage to property, including homes, shops and other establishment.

Gandhi constituted the delegation comprising party general Secretary Mukul Wasnik, Delhi in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil, former Union Minister Tariq Anwar, Haryana unit chief Kumari Selja, and Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev to assess the situation.

The delegation was tasked to “assess the situation emanating from the mindless violence in riot affected areas and its after-effects and submit a detailed report to the Congress President immediately”, as per the release issued by party General Secretary K.C. Venugopal.

Even the Delhi government on Friday announced a series of measures to help the victims of the violence.

Addressing a press conference here, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the government is also open to transferring seriously injured patients to private hospitals owing to heavy rush in government hospitals.

“If needed, we will shift serious patients, who are facing difficulty in getting treatment in government hospital due to long queues, to private hospitals,” he said.

Kejriwal added that the government was supplying free food in large quantities in the riot-hit areas. Various NGOs and RWAs are also pitching in the efforts. The government has also arranged for shelter for those who lost their houses in the violent clashes.

“Our nine night shelters have been prepared for providing a roof to victims of the violence, and community centers are also used for the same purpose. If needed, we will also set up tents to give for the victims,” Kejriwal added.

The government has also increased number of SDMs in violence hit zones of the capital to ensure a strong vigil.

“We have appointed 18 SDMs in four particular zones, although originally there were supposed to be just 4 SDMs but 18 are appointed so there are small areas under each of them to keep a check,” Kejriwal said.

Four night SDMs have been deployed in four most affected zones.

ThePrint accessed details of 39 of those killed in the communal riots in North Eastern and Northern part of Delhi-

Rahul Thakur (23 years)
Mehtab (22 years), Physical assault

Bhajanpura Police Station
Mahroof Ali (32 years), Physical assault

Chand Bagh
Ankit Sharma (26 years), Physical assault

Dayalpur Police Station
Unknown (25 years), Gunshot
Unknown (40 years), Physical assault

Ratan Lal (42 years), Gunshot
Dilbar (21 years), Physical assault
Nitin (23 years)
Unknow (28 years), Physical assault

Gokulpuri Police Station
Unknown (25 years), Gunshot
Unknown (26 years), Physical assault
Unknown (26 years), Physical assault

Jaffrabad Police Station

Kabir Nagar
Istayak (24 years), Gunshot

Karawal Nagar
Alok Tiwari (32 years), Physical assault
Dinesh (35 years), Gunshot
Rahul Solanki (26 years), Gunshot

Karawal Nagar Police Station
Unknown (45 years), Physical assault
Unknown (32 years)

Md Furkan (30 years), Gunshot
Faizan S (24 years)

Khajuri Khas Police Station
Unknow (45 years), Physical assault

Shad Mohammed (35 years), Gunshot
Salman (24 years), Stone pelting

Deepak (34 years), Stabbing

Vir Bhan (50 years), Gunshot
Md Mubarak Hussain (28 years), Gunshot
Pravesh (48 years), Gunshot

Md Mudassar (30 years), Gunshot
Asfaq Hussain (22 years), Physical assault
Shahid (25 years), Gunshot

New Mustafabad
Zakir (24 years), Physical assault

Amaan (18 years), Gunshot

Welcome Police Station
Unknown male (30 years), Stabbing

Hapud, UP
Mohseen (22 years), Physical assault