Ahead of Donald Trump's visit, Delhi burns in CAA protest flames, one cop killed
New Delhi : A Delhi Police officer has been killed and another was injured brutally after the anti-CAA protesters got violent for the second time in last 24 hours.
Protesters for and against the controversial citizenship law threw stones, set vehicles and shops ablaze and transformed parts of the national capital into a war zone, forcing the deployment of paramilitary forces and the banning of large gatherings in the area.
The violence comes hours before the US President Donald Trump is due to visit the national capital with his family.
It also comes close on the heels of clashes near Jaffrabad on Sunday afternoon, where over 1,000 women have gathered since Saturday night in a peaceful protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, or CAA.
According to media report, a Delhi Police head constable was killed and a DCP was injured in the violence in the Gokulpuri region of northeast Delhi.
In another video a man in a red shirt can be seen running towards an unarmed Delhi Police officer waving what appears to be a gun; he approaches the cop before turning and firing into the air.
Attempting to restore order, Delhi Police resorted to firing tear gas shells in an effort to control the situation. Once the violence escalated, paramilitary forces were called in to restore peace.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responded to the news and called it "very distressing news" and urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah - under whose control Delhi Police rolls up - to "restore law and order and ensure peace and harmony is maintained".