Delhi woman choked to death after protesters set her house on fire
New Delhi : An 85-year-old woman is among the unfortunate people who were killed in the violent protests in north east Delhi over CAA since Sunday.
More than 35 people have lost their lives and more than 250 people were injured in the violence-related incidents.
Identified as Akbari, the woman was trapped inside her house in the neighbourhood of Gamri Extension after a mob set the building on fire. Her son told NDTV that his mother was on the third floor of their home when her four grandchildren saw that a mob was approaching their home to set it ablaze.
"At around 11 am, the children said there's no milk at home. So I went out to buy milk. While returning, my son called up to say that about 150 to 200 men have reached home. I don't know if they were Hindus or Muslims. The children had locked the gate from inside," Akbari's son Saeed Salmani said.
His four children all in the age group of 15-20 years were also inside the house.
"My mother was on the upper floor and got trapped. I could not go inside as people said they will kill me too," Mr Salmani said. "The children kept calling asking saying 'Papa, aa jao, bachao hamein (Papa, come and save us),".
There were burn marks on the hands of Akbari and it has been learned that she died due to suffocation.