Bihar: JD(U) leader's son, accused of killing teen, still on the run
Gaya: Nearly 36 hours after Rocky Kumar Yadav, son of JD (U) MLC Manorama Devi, who allegedly killed a teen after the latter overtook his car, is yet to be arrested.
20-year-old Aditya Kumar Sachdeva was shot dead by Yadav following a scuffle over the youngster and his friends overtaking his SUV near the police lines. The incident occurred on Saturday around 8 pm.
The car in which Aditya Sachdev (inset) was allegedly shot dead by Rocky Singh. Pic/PTI
While Rocky is absconding, his father Bindeshwari Prasad Yadav alias Bindi Yadav, known in the area for his muscle and money power, and the legislator’s bodyguard were arrested yesterday for allegedly helping the culprit escape, the police
Eyewitnesses said Rocky and his men intercepted the Swift car in which Sachdeva and his friends were travelling, after he overtook their Range Rover. There was a fight between the two groups and, when Sachdeva, son of businessman, and his friends were leaving, Rocky allegedly fired a shot at the vehicle from behind. The bullet pierced through the rear windshield, killing Sachdeva.
DIG (Magadh Range) Saurabh Kumar said Sachdeva was rushed to the Anugrah Narayan Medical College and Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
Claiming his son’s innocence, Bindi Yadav said the youngsters, who were drunk, thrashed Rocky first. He said Rocky owns a licenced weapon, which might have gone off during the scuffle leading to Sachdeva’s death.
“After all, everybody hasthe right to self defence,” Bindi added.
The incident acquired political overtones with the Leader of Opposition in the Bihar assembly MLA Prem Kumar said after meeting the victim’s family, that the incident was a testimony to the ‘return of jungle raj’ in the state.
He also addressed a large number of protesters who had blocked the road near Mahabir bridge against the incident.
The protesters, led by Gaya district BJP president Anil Swami, raised slogans against the district police and demanded immediate arrest of the prime accused.