26/02/2020 4:52 PM IST

Delhi Violence: Toll Rises To 22, GTB Hospital Says Over 200 Injured Treated

Of the 22, nine people died from gunshot wounds, the hospital said in a statement.

The death toll in the northeast Delhi violence rose to 22 on Wednesday, GTB Hospital authorities said. Of the 22, nine people died of gunshot wounds, the hospital added. 

One person had died of burn injuries, three of stab wounds and five blunt force trauma, the hospital said.

Over 200 patients have been treated by the hospital so far and 35 are still admitted, Sunil Kumar, Medical Superintendent of GTB Hospital told media. 

The statement said that 16 people had been admitted today.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held a meeting at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) with the top brass of the Delhi Police on Wednesday and took stock of the situation.

In his first public statement on the riots, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for peace in Delhi. In a series of tweets, he said he reviewed the prevailing situation in Delhi and Delhi Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace. 

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the situation in Delhi “alarming” and said the army should be called in.