New Delhi: In a highly unfortunate incident, a 40-year-old dentist was allegedly beaten to death by a group of around 15 persons, including at least four juveniles, following a dispute in west Delhi’s Vikaspuri area. Nine people including five men and four juveniles have been arrested in this case uptil now.
The victim has been identified as Dr Pankaj Narang, who lived with his wife and son in the Vikaspuri area.
The incident goes back to last night, when Narang was playing cricket with his son and nephew at his residence. The ball went outside and his son ( 8 years of age) went to retrieve it. About the same time, two juveniles, one of whom has been identified as one Naseer, were speeding on their bike on the road and grazed the child. This led to an altercation between Dr Narang and the duo, as a result of which the two accused left the spot abandoned their motorbike there.
However, they returned later accompanied by around a dozen more persons and allegedly attacked the dentist with sticks and rods at his residence. It is reported that Dr Narang fell to the ground and hit his head against the road, but the men did not stop, hitting him repeatedly on the head. They also thrashed people who came to his rescue.
While locals called police at around 12 AM, the alleged assailants had fled before they arrived on the scene. Narang, who sustained a deep wound to his skull, was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
A case under charges of murder, attempt to murder, trespassing and rioting has been registered in this connection, police said.