How Modi Bhakts first gave Dr Narang’s murder a communal angle and then abused a lady officer

On the night of 24th March, 2016, a 40 year old Dentist, Dr Pankaj Narang, was beaten to death by a group of people in west Delhi’s Vikaspuri area. Reportedly, Dr Pankaj Narang scolded two men on a motorcycle when they brushed past his 8 year old son who was trying to retrieve a cricket ball. The two men returned later with a larger mob and dragged Dr Narang out of his house and beat him to death with sticks and rods.

The absolute horrific nature of the incident left many people shocked and the issue became a trending subject on social media. As news percolated that one of the two men on the bike was from the minority community, the narrative took a communal turn. Certain Twitter accounts and Facebook pages who are known to be avowed Modi supporters especially were at the forefront in giving this horrific murder a communal angle. The narrative that these Modi supporters aka Bhakts were trying to push was that mob which lynched Dr Narang belonged to the minority community and that the murder was a communal hate crime.

bhak_sala_tweet_holi-Narang-delhi-DoctorRahul Raj, who is a co-founder of a website called OpIndia which claims to expose media lies, tweeted:

“The doctor’s son threw Holi color on some Muslim Kids. This was so insulting to the tolerant Delhi people that they lynched the doctor”.

Though Rahul later withdrew his tweet, many of those who support PM Narendra Modi on social media including those whom Mr Modi himself follows on Twitter continued to spread these dangerous rumours. Some of the tweets by people whom Mr Modi himself follows on Twitter can be seen here:


The issue became so serious that the Additional DCP (West) Ms. Monika Bhardwaj had to make a public statement on Twitter to quell the rampant rumours. She tweeted twice and stated:

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. 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.


Soon enough, some of those who were spreading dangerous canards turned their scourge towards Monika Bhardwaj and she was at the receiving end of an online attack, with some of the tweets being highly sexist.


To stop the rumour-mongering, even Joint Commissioner Deepak Pathak made a media statement restating Ms. Monika’s assertions and reiterating the fact that the accused were from Uttar Pradesh and had no connection with Bangladesh.


Even a family member of Dr Narang had to state publicly that there was no communal angle to the issue after one of the pet pages of many Modi Fans on Facebook – ‘The Frustrated Indian’ wrote a twisted account of the incident.


However, even these clarifications by two senior police officials and family members of the victim themselves did not deter certain Modi followers who started trending the hashtag #IllegalBangladeshiMuslims on Twitter while suggesting that those who lynched Dr Narang were Illegal Bangladeshis. Again, this included people whom Mr Modi himself follows on twitter including the following two Twitter accounts:


Thus continues the unfortunate saga of BJP Social Media supporters spreading doctored videos, photoshopped images, rumours and communal canards at every possible opportunity, whether it’d be JNU or Malda or Dr Narang’s murder.


  1. the problem is no action is taken on these modi twats who insult and threaten people without any fear of the law on social media ..beat people up and post videos and still facebook dosent find it offensive enough to remove and block those posting it nor the law takes its course and punish these modi goons for their crime against social harmony and peace !!

  2. It was a very very very sad incident that took place with Mr. Dr. Narang and his family,whoever those bloody goons were they should be charged not only for the Murder of an innocent but also to be charged as ” Anti- National”, together with the ppl who are spreading Mr. Narang’s Murder as same as dadri case or trying to spread it like Hinud and Muslim,so that they will succeed to get on their assign target by their Akas.
    I have a very scaring question in my mind since the day I heard this sad news, how about the so called neighbors, what they were doing at that moment, are they simply watching this all things from their balconies or they simply sit on there houses. Can’t they do something to Protect Mr. Narang from those bloody goons, or are these so called neighbors were thinking let it be its not with us. Some how, I would say that our so called civil society and their ppl are also became very hard hearted and selfish They will never do there reaction the moment this were happening and immediately after the incident they will shout, they will cry like a crocodile, its shame .
    Jab wo gali k aaware kutte apne saath 50 logo ko lekar haame maarne aaskata hai to kiya ham aisi society aur neighbours k saath rahte hain jinme se 15 bhi nikal kar aise kutto ka muqaabla nahi kar sakte,..sirf badi emaarte aur pakke ghar bana lena hi achche neighbor ki pahchaan hai.?..kiu k mujhye pata hai aisa hi ek maamla hamari so called civil society me huwa thaa,aur hamne dekha k colony k saare log yaha tak k unke padosi bhi nikal kar dekh rahe the magar kio unko bachaane nahi aaya,agar main aur mere mama ji nahi jaate to pata nahi kiya ho jata.. hame aisi so called civil society ki aur aise neighbours ki koi zarurat nahi hai..
    meri nazar me sabse pahle Dr. Narang k padosi,unke societ k log bhi zimmedaar hai jo ye soch kar unko bachane nahi nikle honegy k kahi unko na maar diya jaye, ya unka kiya lena dena ya ham kiu isme soch apne civil society k liye bahot bada khatra hai..
    aaj agar Dr. Narang k society k logo ne mil kar un kutto ka mukaabla kiya hota to aaj ye baate jo kuch political motivated log kar k apni roti sekna chate hain ye bilkul nahi hota…please wake up our so called civil society…

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