After 34 deaths and global stink, an uneasy calm hangs over riot-hit Delhi

Niharika Sharma
After 34 deaths and global stink, an uneasy calm hangs over riot-hit Delhi

The death toll from the riots convulsing Delhi since Feb. 23 has risen to 34 with over 200 injured. Yesterday (Feb. 26), at the city’s Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Shahdara area, 25 people died during treatment while two others succumbed to injuries at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital near Delhi Gate, according to officials. The situation turned more tense and murky yesterday (Feb. 26) after the body of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer was found in a drain in the Chand Bagh area in northeast Delhi.