Dentist beaten to death: Court sends five accused to judicial custody

New Delhi: Five persons including a woman, who were arrested for allegedly beating to death a 40-year-old dentist at his West Delhi house, were sent to judicial custody till March 28 by a court in New Delhi on Friday.

Duty magistrate Jitender Singh remanded the five accused to judicial custody as they are yet to undergo Test Identification Parade (TIP).

The accused, Naseer, Amir, Ameer and Gopal, all aged around 20 years, were arrested on Thursday. Naseer's mother Maesar was arrested on Friday by the police.

The police has also arrested four juveniles who were produced before the Juvenile Justice Board on Friday.

According to the police, the incident took place late on March 23 night when dentist Pankaj Narang was playing cricket with his eight-year-old son and a nephew in a small space outside his house when the ball allegedly hit two men who were passing by on a motorcycle.

This led to a scuffle between the doctor and the two bike-riders -- Naseer (23) and a minor. After the scuffle, the duo, both residents of a nearby slum cluster, left the spot, abandoning their motorbike there, while the doctor returned home with the children, police said.

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, it said. They allegedly assaulted everyone who came to his rescue and severely thrashed the doctor's brother-in-law, it said.

The neighbours informed the police around 12.45 am but the accused fled by the time the police team arrived. The doctor and his brother-in-law were rushed to a hospital, where the former succumbed to his injuries.

A case has been lodged for the alleged offences of murder, attempt to murder, house trespass and rioting against several persons.

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