On Thursday night, a mob carrying iron rods descended on the home of a 40-year-old dentist in West Delhi’s Vikaspuri and dragged him out of his house as his horrified son and wife watched helplessly. As the men rained blows on Dr Pankaj Narang, his family members appealed to their neighbours for help. But by the time the police arrived on the scene, it was already too late. Dr Narang had succumbed to his injuries.
Trouble started earlier in the night, when Narang scolded two men on a motorcycle, one of them identified by the police as a 23-year-old youth named Naseer, who brushed past his son when the 8-year-old boy ran outside to retrieve a cricket ball that had rolled on to a bylane.