Delhi violence: Death toll mounts to 35

Delhi violence
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The death toll in the Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law has risen to 35 on Thursday.

As per GTB Hospital authorities, 30 deaths have been reported at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, two at LNJP Hospital and one at Jag Parvesh Chandra Hospital.  On Wednesday, the death toll was 27.

Hospital authorities on Wednesday said of the deceased at the GTB, at least nine received gunshots. One of the deceased is also a woman, authorities said.

After two days of clashes, a brittle quiet settled over parts of riot-hit northeast Delhi on Wednesday but there was violence in some other places with shops set ablaze and the body of an IB staffer found in a drain.

Shops and schools were closed and many streets deserted with police making announcements that no one should come out of their homes. There was heavy deployment of force in Chand Bagh with security personnel not allowing anyone to come out. In Gokulpuri, smoke darkened the skies with rioters setting on fire shops.

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