New Delhi, Mar 26: Vikaspuri region of West Delhi is still left in a shocked situation following the death of 40-year-old dentist Dr Narang. The dentist was lynched to death after a road rage incident on Wednesday night. The gruesome incident has instilled fear among the residents. However, compounding to their concerns is the communal tension, which has been created since the past couple of days by Hindutva groups active in the area.
Volunteers of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal have been propagating that the lynching was done by a group of Bangladeshi Muslims, who are residing in the unregularized jhuggis of the Delhi. They further accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of defending them by using his political clout. The fringe groups claim that Bangladeshi Muslims form an essential vote bank of Kejriwal, hence, his government is attempting to shield the accused. (ALSO READ: 40-yr-old dentist beaten to death over road rage dispute in Delhi)
However, according to Vikaspuri DCP Monika Bhardwaj, out of the nine accused who have been arrested so far, five are Hindus and four are Muslims. Thus the case could not be probed through communal angle. “All of the accused are from Uttar Pradesh, not Bangladesh,” she added.
Delhi-state government led by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) does not have jurisdiction over the functioning of the Delhi Police. Kejriwal could not shield his 21 MLAs who have been booked in under various charges by the Delhi Police. The internal security force of National Capital Region (NCR) reports directly to the Ministry of Home Affairs. However, the members of fringe outfits have formed a security cover outside the house of Dr Narang since the past 36 hours claiming that they would themselves have to shield Hindus. Communal waves have escalated on the social media, where the supporters and volunteers of the far-right outfit have made plethora of tweets on the micro-blogging site to present their allegations.
Arvind Kejriwal has urged the people to remain aware of the nefarious designs of the communal elements to create mass hysteria against the minorities and pit one community against another. Veteran journalists Shekhar Gupta and AJit Anjum have severely criticised the baseless allegations made by the right-leaning commentators on social media.