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Unabated violence in Trilokpuri triggers exodus, life crippled

Two consecutive days of violence and the prevailing tension in the area have forced many families in Trilokpuri to flee their homes to safety. The violence that began on Thursday night spilled over to Saturday, spreading panic among people.

delhi Updated: Oct 27, 2014 09:58 IST
HT Correspondent

Two consecutive days of violence and the prevailing tension in the area have forced many families in Trilokpuri to flee their homes to safety. The violence that began on Thursday night spilled over to Saturday, spreading panic among people.

“We are going to live with our relatives in the Laxmi Nagar area until things pacify here. We don’t want to live in fear of getting attacked by the mobs,” said a father of two without disclosing his name, while waiting for an auto with his family.

According to locals, it is mainly children and women who are fleeing the area, “People are more concerned about the children and women in the family and sending them away to friends and relatives’ homes in other parts of the city while the men have stayed back to safeguard their properties,” said a local.

Another issue, locals claim, is the unofficial curfew in the area. Shopkeepers prefer to keep their shops closed in fear of vandalism.

“Nobody had predicted such a situation in the area and are running out of ration and because of the violence on the streets, shops have remained closed,” said a resident.

Locals allege that police officials deployed in the area are misbehaving with residents on pretext of searching them. “They have been carrying out random searches in the area and have been abusing almost everyone. They are even beating men whenever they try to come out of the houses,” said a resident of block 27, in Trilokpuri.

The locals are still unaware of the reason behind the sudden communal tension. They say moving out for a couple of days to ensure the safety of their families might be the best solution for now.