Death toll in Delhi’s communal violence rises to 39

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 28, 2020, 02.13 PM(IST)

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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.

The death toll in Delhi’s communal violence climbed to 39 on Friday, a Delhi health department official said Friday.

There were some areas of normalcy in the riot-hit localities of northeast Delhi with shops opening.

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.