New Delhi: When the national capital’s northeast area was dripped in violence earlier this week due to controversial citizenship law, a school was burnt down by a mob and reportedly used as a launchpad for attacks for about 24 hours, a report by leading news channel said. Also Read - Delhi Violence: SC Lawyer Files FIR For Immediate Arrest of Tahir Hussain; Death Toll Touches 42 | Highlights
According to a report by NDTV, the mob had allegedly used ropes, known to be hanging from the building of DRP Convent School, to climb down. The mob also caused massive damage to the school property by smashing blackboard and burning down furniture. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'We Echo PM Modi's Call For Calm, Urge Political Parties to Maintain Peace', Says United States
The report said that visuals of books lying on the ground were also available. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Death Toll Reaches 38, Over 500 Held For Questioning, AAP Suspends Tahir Hussain | Top 10 Points
Around 1, 000 students have been enrolled in the school.
Fortunately, when the violence broke out in the school, the students had left the school premises.
Prior to the attack on this school, the school adjacent to it was attacked, the report said.
So far, nearly 330 peace committee meetings have been organised in various districts of Delhi in the last two days to contain peace among people after the violence that also left a Delhi Police Head Constable and an Intelligence Bureau staffer dead and nearly 70 police personnel and senior officers injured. An assortment of civilians ranging from an autorickshaw driver to small businessmen was also killed in the riot.