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Auto-Rickshaw Driver, Marketing Exec, Cop Among 10 Dead In Delhi Violence

Auto-Rickshaw Driver, Marketing Exec, Cop Among 10 Dead In Delhi Violence

Delhi violence: Clashes erupted in the city on Sunday.

New Delhi:

Authorities in Delhi have started releasing details of those killed in the ongoing violence in the capital over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), identifying four of them including a policeman, an auto-rickshaw driver and a marketing executive.

At least 10 people were killed and around 150 were injured in clashes between groups supporting and opposing the citizenship law in Delhi, the police have said in the deadliest clashes in the city since protests against the CAA began over two months ago.

The clashes erupted in a northeastern district of the city between thousands of demonstrators. The police used tear gas and smoke grenades, but struggled to disperse the stone-throwing crowds that tore down metal barricades and set vehicles and a petrol pump alight.

"Some of the people brought in had gunshot wounds," said Dr Rajesh Kalra, additional medical superintendent at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital told news agency Reuters.

Tensions in parts of the city remained high on Tuesday with schools remaining shut in some areas amid news reports of fresh clashes. At least five metro stations in the city were closed.

Those killed who have been identified include the following:

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Ratan Lal

Age: 42

Profession: Head constable, Delhi Police

Hometown: Sikar, Rajasthan

Died in violence at Gokulpuri, was shot

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Mohammad Furkan

Age: 32

Profession: Handicrafts trader

Died in violence at Kardampuri

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Rahul Singh Solanki

Age: 26

Profession: Marketing executive

Died in violence at Karawal Nagar, had gunshot wounds

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Shahid

Age: 26

Profession: Auto-rickshaw driver

Died in violence at Mustafabad, had gunshot wounds