Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) of stoking communal passions over the murder of doctor Pankaj Narang.
Calling it “shameful and disgusting”, the Delhi chief minister said that people want peace, not hatred.
“Utterly shameful n disgusting dat BJP/RSS tryng 2 communlise unfortunat murder of Dr Narang. Ppl want peace, not hatrd,” Kejriwal tweeted on Saturday.
Narang was fatally assaulted by a group of men, allegedly from the Muslim community, outside his residence in west Delhi’s Vikaspuri area on Wednesday night following a spat with two motorbike-borne men over rash driving in the colony’s lanes.
A senior police officer clarified in her tweet that of the nine people apprehended for the murder, five were Hindus.
Also, one of the two motorbike-borne persons, with whom Narang had an argument initially, was a Hindu.
“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,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Monika Bhardwaj had earlier tweeted.