Tension escalated in northeast Delhi with protesters torching at least two houses and a fire tender in the Jaffrabad and Maujpur areas, where pro and anti-CAA groups clashed for the second consecutive day on Monday and hurled stones at each other.
Now in a recent development, a police constable died amid the clashes that broke out over CAA. The clashes have taken place between Maujpur and Jaffrabad metro stations, both of which have been shut. Some shops and houses of people were also attacked in the area.
Head Constable Ratan Lal was deployed in the Maujpur area where clashes had broken out on Monday. He had sustained grave injuries during the stone-pelting in the area during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest.
Ratan Lal was trying to pacify the protesters when he was hit by stones on his head. The head constable was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to restore law and order in the wake of violence in parts of northeast Delhi during protests for and against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA.