New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed all hospitals with victims of violence in northeast Delhi to videograph the autopsy to those killed in the clashes last week. Also Read - Renowned Artist Satish Gujral Passes Away at 94
While hearing the petitions on Delhi violence including the pea seeking FIRs against BJP leaders for the alleged hate speeches, the high court bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and IS Mehta told hospital authorities that the DNA samples of the all those deceased must be preserved till Wednesday, the next date of hearing. It also directed the authorities to not dispose of any unidentified body till then. Also Read - COVID-19: Delhi HC Asks MEA to Ensure Safety of Indian Students Stranded in Kazakhstan
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The directions came as the bench was hearing a habeas corpus plea by a man seeking the whereabouts of his brother-in-law who went missing during the riots that erupted following protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act. The court was informed by the police that the body of the missing person, Hamza, was recovered from a drain at Gokulpuri on Monday and his post-mortem would be conducted during the day at the RML Hospital.
The death toll has climbed up to 53 as a result of the violence which swept through northeast Delhi between February 23 and 25 marking the national capital’s worst case of communal riots in nearly forty years.