Dentist beaten to death after cricket ball hits passersby

NEW DELHI: A 40-year-old dentist was allegedly beaten to death by a group of about 12 people at his residence in west Delhis Vikaspuri area, following which nine of them, including a juvenile and a middle-aged woman, have been apprehended, police said today.
The incident took place late Wednesday night when dentist Pankaj Narang was playing cricket with his eight-year-old son and a nephew in a small space outside his house, a police official said.
Narangs wife is also a doctor and the couple lived with their son at a locality in Vikaspuri.
His sister, brother-in-law and their son had come to his place for Holi celebrations.
Narang took the children outdoor for a game soon after India defeated Bangladesh by one run in the World T20 match.
While playing cricket, the ball allegedly hit two men who were passing by on a motorcycle. This led to a scuffle between the doctor and the duo.
While one of them was identified as Naseer (23), the other was a minor, both residents of a nearby slum cluster.
After the scuffle, the duo left the spot, abandoning their motorbike there, following which the doctor also returned home with the children.
The duo, however, returned with at least 10 other people in a few minutes and the group allegedly attacked the doctor with bats, sticks and rods at his residence.
They allegedly assaulted everyone who came to his rescue and severely thrashed the doctors brother-in-law, the police official said.
Locals informed the police around 12.45 AM but the accused fled by the time a police team reached there.