Five people, including a head constable, were killed and at least 50 others injured as violence spiralled over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi, turning it into a battlefield on Monday with frenzied protesters torching houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump, and hurling stones.
Police fired tear gas shells and also resorted to lathicharge as clashes broke out between pro and anti-CAA groups at Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chandbagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura. Security personnel conducted flag marches and prohibitory orders were clamped to bring the situation under control.
The situation de-escalated late Monday evening but not before at least 50 others were injured in fresh clashes over the CAA in the national capital. Sporadic clashes, however, continued late into the night in Maujpur and other areas.