New Delhi: At least 37 people lost their lives in the worst mayhem that the capital witnessed in decades after a clash between CAA opponents and supporters turned violent on Sunday.
According to the officials, 34 people died in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Dilshad Garden while three other deaths have been reported from Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.
At the LNJP hospital near Delhi Gate, while one person was brought dead, the remaining two succumbed to injuries during treatment.
“Nine patients have died at the GTB hospital during the treatment while twenty five riot victims were brought dead at the hospital,” Medical Superintendent Sunil Kumar said in a statement released by the hospital on Thursday evening.
Kumar also said that the hospital received and treated 215 riot victims since February 2. However now, only 51 patients are currently admitted and receiving treatment at various departments in the hospital.
About the post-mortem of the deceased, Kumar said “the post-mortem exams has been done for 8 more bodies, apart from 4 that was done earlier. All have been handed over to the attendants. Autopsy request for these had come from concerned IO (Investigating Officer).”