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Delhi violence in pictures: Death toll mounts as city remains on the edge

Updated : 2020-02-26 09:24:44

Communal violence over the amended citizenship law escalated in northeast Delhi on Tuesday night taking the death toll to 18 as police struggled to check the rioters who ran amok on streets, burning and looting shops, pelting stones and thrashing people.

Over 200 people, including 48 police personnel, have been injured and half of the civilians have suffered gunshot wounds, hospital authorities said.

All schools in the capital are shut because of the violence. The RAF has been kept on high alert and 4000 police force has been deployed.

WARNING: Some of the images in this story are disturbing.

A police vehicle moves past burning debris that was set on fire by demonstrators in a riot-affected area after fresh clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi Source: Reuters
A police vehicle moves past burning debris that was set on fire by demonstrators in a riot-affected area after fresh clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi Source: Reuters
Members of RAF move past smoldering debris after it was set on fire by demonstrators in a riot-affected area after fresh clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi Source: Reuters
Members of RAF move past smoldering debris after it was set on fire by demonstrators in a riot-affected area after fresh clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi Source: Reuters
Women speak with a police officer during a sit-in protest in a riot-affected area after clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi. Source: Reuters
Women speak with a police officer during a sit-in protest in a riot-affected area after clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi. Source: Reuters
A man is beaten during a clash between people supporting a new citizenship law and those opposing the law in New Delhi. Source: Reuters
A man is beaten during a clash between people supporting a new citizenship law and those opposing the law in New Delhi. Source: Reuters
A shop is set on fire during violence between two groups in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. At least 10 people were killed in two days of clashes that cast a shadow over U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to the country. (AP Photo)
A shop is set on fire during violence between two groups in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. At least 10 people were killed in two days of clashes that cast a shadow over U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to the country. (AP Photo)
A man supporting a new citizenship law throws a petrol bomb at a Muslim shrine during a clash with those opposing the law in New Delhi, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A man supporting a new citizenship law throws a petrol bomb at a Muslim shrine during a clash with those opposing the law in New Delhi, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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