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Violence in Delhi: the number of victims increases to 42 while 4 more die in the hospital; Friday prayers pass peacefully | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: The official death toll in the riots in northeastern Delhi increased to 42 on Friday and four more people died at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital. Jumma’s prayers, meanwhile, passed peacefully. Police and paramilitary forces watched closely, with drones deployed above, during 10 am of relaxed section 144.

However, the police are still looking for the AAP counselor, Tahir Hussain, reserved in the case of the murder of IB official Ankit Sharma. His mobile phone has been turned off and a man who was coordinating with the media on his behalf said he had not been in contact with him as well. On Friday, a forensic team, along with members of the SIT, inspected the drain from where Sharma’s body had been recovered. Police suspect that Sharma was killed first and then his body thrown into the drain.

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The medical director of GTB, Dr. Sunil Kumar, told TOI that they had recorded 38 deaths since Monday. Of these, 16 people have been identified and 12 are unknown. Seven had gunshot wounds, eight had blunt assault wounds, three had been stabbed, five had been burned, one had been stabbed and shot while the cause in four cases was unknown. He added that about 50 injured people were still in the hospital.

Lok Nayak Hospital has recorded three deaths and another death has been reported from Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital in Shahdara, east of Delhi. Dr. Kishore Singh, medical director of Lok Nayak Hospital, said 56 injured people had been taken there in the last four days. One of them was brought dead while two died during the treatment. Eleven people are still in the hospital, he said.

“On Monday, when the riots began and patients began to arrive with serious injuries, there was chaos. But within a day, a system for gentle triage was implemented, deciding the order of treatment, depending on the severity of the injuries and managing the labor needs. Some of the staff members who were on leave were asked to join immediately, “said a senior nurse at the GTB Hospital.

This hospital, with 2,500 beds, is the largest in eastern Delhi. Due to its proximity to the areas where the maximum violence took place, most of the injured were taken to the hospital as of Monday.

A senior official in the state health department said onwards on Wednesday, when the emergency wing of the GTB Hospital was operating at full capacity, some of the patients with minor injuries were referred to Jag Pravesh Chandra and other hospitals. “Now, the government has also clarified that it will bear the cost of treatment for those injured in the riots, even if they are being treated in private facilities,” he said.

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