Police recover IB officer’s body from drain in Chand Bagh

Ankit Sharma was missing from Tuesday evening.

February 26, 2020 01:46 pm | Updated 03:56 pm IST - New Delhi

  Police personnel at a violence-affected area in north-east Delhi on Tuesday.

Police personnel at a violence-affected area in north-east Delhi on Tuesday.

Police recovered the body of a 26-year-old man, identified as Ankit Sharma, from a drain in Chand Bagh area. He was working as a security assistant with Intelligence Bureau. He was missing from Tuesday evening when he was attacked by some people.

Tensions remained high in northeast Delhi on Tuesday, with shops and vehicles being torched and rioters running amok in several parts, especially Maujpur, Brahampuri, Chand Bagh and other adjoining areas.

The death toll in the violence, that took a communal colour and spread to the neighbouring areas on Monday, rose to 23 on Wednesday, including the police head constable Rattan Lal. Organised groups had attacked each other.

Several journalists complained of "running for their lives" while reporting from the ground. Some of them also suffered injuries.

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