Delhi riots: Death toll rises to 28February 27, 2020 09:06
One more death at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi this morning, taking the total deaths in the riot-hit national capital to 28. There were two deaths at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital.
After two days of communal clashes, an uneasy calm settled over Delhi yesterday even as the toll in the deadly violence rose to 28 this morning. The Delhi police came in for severe criticism as a division bench questioned the delay in registering FIRs against three BJP leaders who allegedly made inflammatory speeches, leading up to the violence.
While the clashes have largely subsided, there was violence in some other places with shops set ablaze and the body of an Intelligence Bureau staffer found in a drain.
The CBSE Class 12 English exam scheduled for Thursday has been postponed in the northeast and parts of east Delhi in view of the turbulent situation, according to officials.
Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed for peace and harmony yesterday.