Delhi violence: Police arrests over 500 people

Delhi violence
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Delhi Police have arrested 514 people for deadly Hindu-Muslim violence that broke out in the capital, the government said.

The number of those killed has soared to 40 in the violence that began on Sunday in a densely-packed locality in northeastern Delhi.

Police are still searching drains and homes that were burnt down for bodies, officers said.

More forces had been deployed at mosques in the area for the weekly Friday prayers, the government said. There had been no new violence since Wednesday morning, it said in a statement late on Thursday.

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