During the riots of the amended citizenship law (CAA) in north-east Delhi, rioters killed an IB constable and dumped his body in a drain. The body of the IB constable, recovered from the drain under the Chand Bagh bridge, has been identified as that of Ankit Sharma who lived in Khajuri.
Ankit’s elder brother Ankur said that he had returned home at 4 PM on Tuesday. It is suspected that some people surrounded him on the Chand Bagh bridge and beat him to death. After this, they threw the body in the drain.
The family was looking for Ankit since Tuesday. His father Ravindra Sharma is a head constable at IB too. He says the anti-CAA rioters shot at Ankit when beating did not end his life.
Police have taken the body and sent it to GTB Hospital for postmortem. Police officials said that Ankit Sharma might have been killed in stone-pelting, but this statement is being seen as an effort to avoid a communal flare-up.
Sharma told the media that his son had joined the IB in 2017. Ankit was not married yet. The parents were looking for a match for him. As soon as they received the information about Ankit’s murder, they went into a state of shock and mourning.
Anti-CAA rioters’ mayhem
On Tuesday, rioters killed Deepak Kumar (34) near Kardampuri Pulia. He hailed from village Salempur in Bhojpur district of Bihar. Kumar lived in the Mandoli area of Delhi.
On Tuesday for the third day, as violence erupted in north-east Delhi over the CAA, Delhi Police issued an order of shoot-at-sight. Curfew was imposed in the four most sensitive areas of Maujpur, Jafrabad, Karawal Nagar and Babarpur, covering 10 police station areas, as the imposition of Section 144 had had no significant impact.
The death toll in the Hindu-Muslim riots has risen to 21. Around 86 people were injured on Tuesday. Thus far, 186 people have been injured, including two IPS officers and 56 other policemen.
Among the cops killed is Head Constable Ratan Lal who was posted in the Gokulpuri thana.
The injured are undergoing treatment in different government and private hospitals.
Shahdara DCP Amit Sharma’s condition is now out of danger.