Patna: As clamour about the ‘jungle raj’ returning to Bihar grow louder, the abduction of a student in broad daylight in the state’s capital is sure to add to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s headache, who is currently fighting to salvage his government’s reputation.

A CCTV camera installed in a nearby building recorded the entire act of Tuesday’s kidnapping. In the video, a few people are seen coming out of a white sedan that intercepted a trio travelling on a motorcycle and bashed one of the pillion riders before shoving him into the four-wheeler. It later turned out that the trio travelling on the two-wheeler were students.

Not wasting the opportunity, the Opposition went straight for the CM’s jugular and accused him of failing miserably to curb crime across Bihar despite reclaiming power last November. Rubbishing the allegations levelled by the Opposition, Nitish countered saying that all was well within the state.