NHRC forms fact-finding team to probe Delhi violence; Health minister meets the injured at GTB
The National Human Rights Commission has deputed a fact-finding team to investigate the cases of communal violence in northeast Delhi, an official said on Saturday.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain visited the Guru Teg Bahadur hospital (GTB hospital) in the capital, to meet people injured in the communal violence in the northeast district of the national capital.
The violence in Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Chand Bagh, Shiv Vihar, Bhajanpura and Yamuna Vihar areas of northeast Delhi has claimed at least 42 lives and left over 200 injured.
“ came here to meet the injured people. A total of 45 patients are undergoing treatment. Their condition is stable now and they will be provided compensation as announced by the government,” Jain told reporters.
Earlier this week, frenzied mobs torched houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump, and pelted stones at locals and police personne, making these the worst riots in Delhi in over three decades.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the kin of people who lost their lives in the violence. The Delhi government will also provide Rs 5 lakh in case of permanent incapacitation, Rs 2 lakh for serious injuries and Rs 20,000 for minor injuries.
The NHRC’s fact-finding team will investigate these recent cases of violence in northeast Delhi.