Vikaspuri murder: Dr Pankaj Narang was dragged out of home, beaten to death with bats

A Delhi court Friday sent the four juveniles to a correctional home, while the five other accused — Naseer, Maesar, Amir, Ameer and Gopal — were sent to Tihar jail.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 26, 2016 4:14 pm
Vikaspuri murder, Pankaj Narang, Dr Pankaj Narang murder, Vikaspuri doctor murder, Vikaspuri doctor death, Vikaspuri dentist murder Pankaj Narang’s residence in Vikaspuri and (right) some of the men detained by police. Express photo by Praveen Khanna

Minutes before a group of men attacked him with sticks and cricket bats Wednesday night, Pankaj Narang was trying to call the police control room (PCR), but the phone line was engaged. He wanted to tell the police that he had had an argument with two men on a motorcycle, and one of them had threatened him of dire consequences.

Narang, a resident of Vikaspuri, then decided to go to the Janakpuri District Centre, where PCR vans are usually stationed. But there were no PCR vans there.

Read: Dr. Narang’s friends meet CM Kejriwal, seeks security for family 

By the time police were finally called, at 12.45 am, it was too late. Narang had been brutally assaulted by a group of men in front of his family members and he succumbed to his injuries.

Narang’s cousin Dr Sanjeev Popli, a surgeon with a private hospital, told The Indian Express that he got to know about the incident from the dentist’s wife.

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“We immediately rushed to the spot… he had multiple fractures in his skull, his eyes were swollen, he was bleeding from his nose. Before he could be shifted to the operation theatre, he suffered a cardiac attack,” he said.

“We came to know later that Narang had a heated argument with two men on a motorcycle and one of them had threatened him of dire consequences. After that, he started making calls to PCR, but their line was busy. He decided to approach the PCR van at Janakpuri District Centre, but there was no van there. By the time he came back home, the group of men had started pelting his house with stones.

They attacked him outside his house and dragged him for nearly 20 meters,” said Dr Popli.

Narang’s family members were scared that they will be targetted again, he said.

The victim’s family members told police that though local residents had come out on their balconies and terraces to see what was happening, none of them came forward to help.

“The victim’s wife and sister were crying and screaming for help… but none of their neighbours helped them,” said a senior police officer.

Accused ‘express regret’ over incident

Before they were sent to Tihar Jail, the five accused, including Maesar and her two sons Naseer and Amir, met their family members in Vikaspuri police station.

They expressed regret about the incident, as police officials deployed for their security urged them not to cry.
Nine people have been detained over the incident and four of them are juveniles.

A Delhi court Friday sent the four juveniles to a correctional home, while the five other accused — Naseer, Maesar, Amir, Ameer and Gopal — were sent to Tihar jail.

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First Published on: March 26, 2016 4:35 am
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    4thAugust1932
    Mar 26, 2016 at 9:56 am
    If you kill somebody, you did it in self-defense, if you're my Caste; Otherwise you should be hanged :) goo(dot)gl/forms/g4fX5CELGg
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      Goutam
      Mar 26, 2016 at 9:08 am
      To. SVS : Although it could be a case of crime and your appeal not to communalise the horrific event, however why those leaders, media, intellectuals and film stars who tried to gain benefits by communalise the dadri crime is still walking free. Is it not our social responsibility to punish them? Is freedom of speech is not a jock?
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        MyTake
        Mar 26, 2016 at 9:12 am
        AAP's Delhi looks charming!
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          Shahnawaz Abid
          Mar 27, 2016 at 6:55 am
          a very shameful act. its actually not about slums, Hindu Vs Muslims. Its about people don't have patience these days. Police always came after the incident. when Dr Narang was trying to contact Control Room, number was continuously buzy. PCR Van was also not available at when it require. Neighbors who can actually helped him, they acted like an audience,Shame. just because one heated argument he lost his life. Please start helping others. please please.
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            Mavala
            Mar 26, 2016 at 7:28 am
            Comments should not be open! Let the police courts do their job. This is irresponsible of IE
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              Abdul Zargar
              Mar 26, 2016 at 11:50 pm
              Bhakts-have some grey matter. Out of nine accused, five are Hindus. They were all criminals and not Hindus or Muslims.
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                Rajat
                Mar 26, 2016 at 4:58 am
                Harish,Deepak,Govind and GOPAL ...are they muslims ? Stop giving communal angle to every crime. This mob was comprised of both Hindus and muslims.
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                  Rajat
                  Mar 26, 2016 at 4:33 am
                  Those id1ots calling this a communal incident and falsely claiming the mobs was comprised entirely of muslims ...i am quoting BJP Spokesperson , Meenakshi Lekhi - " 9 accused arrested Harish,Deepak,Govind 1 juveniles,Nasir,Mayser,2 Amirs and Gopal adults ".lt;br/gt;So are you able to read the names of those arrested ? Harish , Deepak , Govind , GOPAL were part of the mob .
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                    Rajat
                    Mar 26, 2016 at 10:19 am
                    This was her tweet - . " 9 accused arrested Harish,Deepak,Govind 1 juveniles,Nasir,Mayser,2 Amirs and Gopal adults ". So are you able to read the names of those arrested ? Harish , Deepak , Govind , GOPAL were part of the mob .
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                      Rajat
                      Mar 26, 2016 at 10:18 am
                      arrey namo cheerGirl , are you unable to read ? I am quoting the tweet of BJP spokesperson and MP from Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi . All the names are correct.
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                        alvi
                        Mar 26, 2016 at 2:40 pm
                        chup re ga...
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                          amit Deoli
                          Mar 27, 2016 at 4:44 am
                          even if some hindus are are there all should be shot. these slums are a curse to delhi
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                            amit Deoli
                            Mar 27, 2016 at 4:43 am
                            the problem is these Bangladeshi dogs are allowed in india. Let police dare and publish all real names. All will be Bangladeshis only. all muslims
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                              anil
                              Mar 27, 2016 at 5:34 am
                              U R OBSSED WITH WORD BHAKATA EVEYR GUY who tak about non muslim welfare need not to be bhakt of modi of wake up respect them as different opnion.
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                                Anil Kumar
                                Mar 26, 2016 at 12:38 am
                                I remember when Dadri killing took place the Indian Express wrote'a Muslim man hacked to death over beef rumour'. Now a group of Muslims attacked to death a Hindu dentist why different standards are adopted by this newspaper? If that reporting was right then why it is wrong now? So please stop to see incidents through the prism of pro minority.
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                                  Anil Tandale
                                  Mar 28, 2016 at 7:19 am
                                  Accused reportedly expressed so called "regret". NDTV, India Today will acquit them saying that Dr. Narang was "intolerant" of the poor in the shanties, by residing in gated home, he provoked the poor. The residence of Dr. Narang and his neighbours in such independent houses is a grave and continuous provocation and insulting to the hapless poor who have become vote banks for secular parties and consute the "proletariat", hence they are enled to register their anguish by educating the neo-rich that payment of taxes punctually cannot be an insurance for safety, because the Bangladeshi poor do not relish education about road manners.
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                                    anjali
                                    Mar 27, 2016 at 8:28 am
                                    oh my god.......i think neighbours ko aage aana chahiye tha help ke liye....ladies ko bhi sticks utha ke self defence karna chahiye tha....woh log koun the and aaj doctor narang ke sath aisa hua hai kisi ke sath bhi ho sakta hai....woh log jo bhi hain hindu ya muslim punish them and hang them till death .....please dear politicians do not show sympathy or favour them because they r muslims for vote bank.......crime is crime.....punish all of them and hang them.
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                                      ankit kumar
                                      Mar 27, 2016 at 8:10 pm
                                      what are we becoming !! arise india killing people just for a argument !! kejri sahab educate kijia slums vale logo ko !! think about his child !! and what these morons got jail kya fayda hua !!
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                                        Apoorva
                                        Mar 27, 2016 at 8:03 am
                                        We should not view it as a Hindu Muslim problem?????? Because here Muslims are attackers........and a Hindu had died...??
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                                          A K
                                          Mar 26, 2016 at 8:38 pm
                                          Why there is so much sympathy for ailants of Dr Narang. It is shameful that left is supporting such people. And it is also extremely shameful for leftist media for whom death of tax paying citizen who happens to be fair skinned Caucasian hindu is something to forget about.
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                                            ASHUTOSH NANDAN
                                            Mar 27, 2016 at 3:47 pm
                                            Who are these 3% Bangladeshi Jihadis happy over this incident ?
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