In an incident of road rage, a 40-year-old dentist was beaten to death with hockey sticks and iron roads by over a dozen men outside his residence in Vikaspuri in the early hours of Thursday. The incident was preceded by a scuffle between the victim, Pankaj Narang, and two of the accused who brushed past him on their bike.
According to the police, the incident took place around 12:15 a.m. when the two bike-borne men brushed past him and he asked them to drive properly. A scuffle broke out between Mr. Narang and the duo.
They left their motorcycle outside Mr. Narang’s house, only to return with 13 others, all of them armed with sticks and rods, said the police.
“They then repeatedly attacked Narang with the rods and sticks causing blunt injuries all over, including on the head as he started bleeding,” said a police officer.
Due to the sheer size of the mob and the aggression with which they were attacking the victim, his family members, witness to the crime, could not intervene, said sources.
Once the attackers left, the police was called and Mr. Narang was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Police sources say that eight accused have been held while efforts are on to trace the rest.
A police officer said all the accused have been identified and live in the same area working as e-rickshaw drivers and mechanics.