Delhi Violence: 122 Houses, 322 Shops & 301 Vehicles Completely Damaged, Says Govt's Interim Report
NEW DELHI, MARCH 03— An interim report of the Delhi government has recorded destruction of properties during the three-day long massive violence in the northeast Delhi.
According an interim report prepared by the northeast Delhi district administration, at least 122 houses, 322 shops and 301 vehicles were gutted or completely damaged during the violence that started Sunday afternoon and continued for three days. The figure was recorded till Sunday morning. This is likely to go up when the final report is submitted.
So far, 47 people are reported to have been killed in the violence and over 200 injured.
After the instructions of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, 18 teams led by sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) are conducting a damage assessment survey across riot-hit localities in northeast Delhi.
Media reports say dozens of bakeries were looted and set on fire by rioters in Shiv Vihar area from where hundreds of families of minority community have fled following the deadly violence. With the destruction of shops and bakeries, thousands of families have lost their source of livelihood.
CM Kejriwal has announced some relief measures for both physical and property damages. He has announced Rs 10 lakh for family of each deceased and Rs 5 lakh for each destroyed house.