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Head constable killed during clashes over CAA in Delhi

Head constable killed during clashes over CAA in Delhi

New Delhi: According to a senior officer, a Delhi Police head constable was killed during clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in northeast Delhi on Monday.

The head constable Ratan Lal was attached to the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gokulpuri. Several police personnel have been injured in the clashes, PTI reported.

Tension escalated in northeast Delhi where at least two houses and a fire tender were torched in the Jaffrabad and Maujpur areas on Monday, a day after clashes broke out between those against and for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Pro and anti-CAA groups clashed for the second consecutive day on Monday and hurled stones at each other.

An uneasy calm prevailed in the area as a result of the clashes. Consequently, the Delhi Metro closed entry and exit at the Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur stations for 24 hours.

Urging lieutenant governor of Delhi and the Union home minister to restore order, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said nobody should be allowed to orchestrate violence.

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