As the country observed the 14-hour voluntary shutdown to contain coronavirus on Sunday, petrol bombs were hurled by unidentified men at the Shaheen Bagh protest site where hundreds of women continue to hold a sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
No protesters have been injured in the incident and the fire has been doused. The police suspect the motive behind the attack is an internal feud between the protesters over calling off the protest due to the coronavirus spread.
Police also said that the accused men hurled the petrol bombs from the 40-feet-road, which is opposite to the protest ground.
'We suspect it was one of the protesters because others can't enter that lane without passing barricades put up by the police. The accused men hurled the bombs and escaped through the lanes nearby. We are enquiring about the matter,' said the police.