Four people, including a Delhi Police Head Constable, were killed and many others injured in northeast Delhi Monday as violence over Citizenship Amendment Act protests raged on for the second consecutive day. Vehicles were burnt, homes and shops set ablaze, and stones pelted in Maujpur. Incidents of violence and arson were reported in Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur too.
One man, identified as 33-year-old Shahrukh, has been detained for allegedly firing eight rounds in Maujpur’s 66 Foota Road. Two of the deceased have been identified — Head Constable Ratanlal and a civilian, Mohd Furqaan. At least 37 police personnel, including DCP Shahdara, were injured. All of them have been taken to GTB hospital.
Sources in the Home Ministry said the violence “appears to be orchestrated to coincide with the visit of US President Donald Trump”. Union Home secretary Ajay Bhalla said senior officials were on the ground and sufficient forces had been deployed. Trump landed in Delhi on Monday evening.