Two arrested for Killing Woman During Delhi Riots
The crime branch of the Delhi Police on March 11 arrested two brothers for allegedly killing an 85-year-old woman named Akbari by setting her house on fire during the Northeast Delhi violence last mon
The crime branch of the Delhi Police on March 11 arrested two brothers for allegedly killing an 85-year-old woman named Akbari by setting her house on fire during the Northeast Delhi violence last month, police said on Thursday, 12th March. The two accused, Arun (26) and Varun (22), who lived in the woman’s area were identified on the basis of video clippings, and with the help of locals and eyewitnesses.
Akbari's son, Mohammad Saeed Salmani said that,“ I had stepped out of my home to buy milk. When I came back, there were 100-150 people in front of our gali.They broke through the gate, set fire to the first two floors. My children and wife ran, but my mother had difficulty moving because of her age,she died of suffocation.
The police officials added that the mob also looted nearly ?8 lakh in cash, a box of gold and silver ornaments and other valuable articles. At least 53 people were killed, including head constable Ratan Lal who was on duty attached to the office of the ACP Gokalpuri, in the Delhi riots that shook the country last month. The Delhi Police on March 8 said that they have filed over 700 cases and detained or arrested nearly 2,400 people in connection with the communal violence. As many as 702 cases have also been filed, of which 49 of them were under the Arms Act.