Police had apprehended 10 people, including a woman and four ‘juveniles’, for the murder of Dr Pankaj Narang in March. The dentist was beaten to death in front of his family outside his house in Vikaspuri following an argument with two men on a motorcycle.
Police, however, had doubts about the age of two of the four ‘juveniles’ and had placed a request before the JJB for their bone ossification test, said sources.
“The board accepted the police request and the duo was sent for the bone test to DDU hospital,” said a source associated with the case. “The final report of the hospital declared them as adults. Police produced this report before the court, which directed the authority concerned to shift them to Tihar jail,” the source added.
Narang and his brother-in-law were watching their children play cricket outside his house when two men on a motorcycle came by, allegedly driving rashly.
The duo had to stop the bike after Narang’s son came in front, said police sources. This led to an argument, after which the duo abandoned the motorcycle and fled. Later, a mob attacked Narang with sticks and cricket bats, leading to his death, the sources added.