A 40-year-old dentist was reportedly beaten to death by a group of people, including four juveniles, following a dispute in west Delhi’s Vikaspuri area on Thursday.
Police apprehended eight of around 15 people who allegedly attacked the deceased over a tiff on the road.
The incident took place late on Thursday night when the victim, identified as Dr Pankaj Narang, was taking a walk outside his house. A duo on a bike brushed past Narang, leading to a scuffle, with the two returning to the spot with around 15 people who attacked Narang. They also allegedly beat up those who came to Narang’s rescue.
Locals called police at around 12 midnight, but the assailants fled before they arrived. Narang, who sustained a deep wound to his skull, was rushed to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
“Police zeroed in on the accused, all of whom were found to be locals. By this morning, we had apprehended eight of them. Efforts are on to nab the others,” DCP (West) Pushpendra Kumar said, adding a case has been registered with charges of murder, attempt to murder, trespassing and rioting.
One of the two prime accused is a juvenile. The second person has been identified as one Naseer. Apart from the four juveniles, police identified three majors — Deepak and two others, both named Amir.
Some locals told police that the scuffle happened after the doctor’s son, who was playing outside the house, accidentally hit an accused with a ball. The doctor was attacked when he came to his son’s rescue. DCP Kumar, however, refuted the claims.