New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday discovered the body of a Security Assistant in Intelligence Bureau (IB) from Chand Bagh Pulia of strife-torn area. Notably, the death toll in the riots that rocked the national capital in the past three days has risen to 21. Over 180 people are known to be injured during the clashes. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'Peace And Harmony Central to Our Ethos,' Tweets PM Modi

The deceased has been identified as Ankit Sharma, a resident of Khajuri Khas locality of northeast Delhi. Also Read - 'Those Who Never Considered Burhan Wani And Afzal Guru Terrorists...' Kapil Mishra on Delhi Violence

Ankit Sharma is believed to have died of a bullet injury and his body bore injury marks of severe beatings too. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Sonia Gandhi Demands Resignation of Amit Shah, Calls Clashes 'Collective Failure' of Centre And Delhi Govt

The deceased had been missing since Tuesday evening. His father, Ravinder Sharma, is also working in the IB.

The Delhi High Court has termed the killing of IB officer in the ongoing violence in north-east Delhi as “extremely unfortunate”.