Death toll in Delhi violence climbs to 45; LG briefs PM Modi, HM Shah

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The death toll in clashes that erupted in northeast Delhi over the past week, has increased to 45 after four dead bodies were brought to Ram Manohar Lohia mortuary on Sunday in Delhi.

Delhi Lieutenant Anil Baijal on Monday briefed Prime minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah over the violence in Delhi.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi was also present in the meeting that took place in Parliament on Monday morning.

Baijal was summoned by the prime minister to brief him about the situation in Delhi after the riots and the preventive steps being taken by the Delhi government as well as Delhi Police.

There were at least 38 deaths reported from Guru Teg Bahadur hospital including 28 people brought dead and ten died in the hospital during the treatment.

From LNJP, three deaths were reported.

Now after four more bodies at RML, death toll reaches up to 45 in Delhi riots.

Over 200 people have been injured and properties worth crores damaged in the violence that continued for four days in northeast Delhi after clashes between pro and anti- protesters took a communal colour.

As Congress has sought Prime Minister's reply in the Lok Sabha on Delhi riots and rejected Central government's approach that Amit Shah will give a statement on the issue, strategy is being prepared to deal with the issue.

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