Dentist case: Cop faces abusive remarks after ruling out communal angle

Dentist case: Cop faces abusive remarks after ruling out communal angle

Dentist case: Cop faces abusive remarks after ruling out communal angle

A senior Delhi Police official today faced abusive posts on Twitter after she ruled out communal angle in the alleged murder of 40-year-old dentist in west Delhi's Vikaspuri area.

Since yesterday, social media was abuzz with rumours that people from a certain community, who were alleged to be migrants from Bangladesh, were involved in beating dentist Pankaj Narang to death late Wednesday.

Ruling out any communal angle in the matter, Additional DCP (West) Monika Bhardwaj yesterday tweeted, "4 juveniles among 9 arrested for murder of Vikaspuri doctor. No religious angle at all, as rumoured by some. We appeal u to maintain peace."

"Out of 9 accused person 5 r Hindu. At the moment of first scuffle, out of 2, 1 was Hindu.The Muslim accused r residents of UP ,not Bangladesh (sic)." she tweeted.Reacting to the tweets by the 2009-batch IPS officer, some Twitter users posted abusive remarks on her account on the micro-blogging site today.

Senior Delhi Police officials said they have taken note of the matter but did not disclose about the further course of action.

A section of twitterati also questioned the necessity of the tweet disclosing details about the religion of the accused persons.

They also alleged the police has not done proper background check of the accused and acused it of going slow in attending to the distress call in connection with the case.

After the incident which was reported on Thursday, hashtags like #DrPankajLynched and #JusticeForDrNarang started trending on Twitter. 

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