Man found injured in northeast Delhi, succumbs to injuries at hospital

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) A 60-year-old scrap dealer was allegedly beaten to death in northeast Delhi on Friday in what appears to be a fresh case of violence.

Ayub Shabbir found injured by locals at Karawal Nagar in the morning, his son said.

'My father stepped out today at 5 am but, after some time, two men brought him on a scooter saying he had been thrashed. He had injuries on head and leg,' his 18-year-old son Salman said.

Shabbir was brought to the GTB hospital and succumbed to injuries during treatment, said Salman, who was crying outside the emergency ward.

The death toll in Delhi's communal violence rose to 39 on Friday as clouds of smoke cleared to reveal the extent of the damage from the worst riots in the city in more than three decades and people gingerly stepped out for work and opened shops and other establishments. PTI SLB BUN HMB