JD(U) MLC’s son kills Class 12 student for overtaking his SUV
Stung by a 19-year-old student’s “audacity“ in overtaking his top-end Range Rover, JD(U) MLC Manorma Devi’s son Rocky Yadav allegedly shot dead Aditya Sachdeva, who was travelling in a Swift Dzire with his friends, late on Saturday. Sources said Rocky is a member of the Rifle Club in Delhi.
While Rocky, 23, is on the run, his father and MLC’s husband, Bindi Yadav -charged in 2011 with sedition for storing 6,000 rounds of assault rifle bullets -was arrested for “harbouring“ the alleged killer.
The Range Rover, which costs upward of Rs 1 crore, was seized from the MLC’s residence. Incidentally, a Swift Dzire comes for less than Rs 8 lakh on the road.
The killing by the JD(U) MLC is bound to further embarrass chief minister Nitish Kumar and escalate attacks against his government for sliding law and order. Scandalously, the killing took place in the presence of a cop guarding the VIP’s son. Some reports even said that the policeman fired in the air to force the Swift to stop.
“People call Nitish `Susasan Babu’ but his own legislators and their family members are taking law in their hands. The killing of the Gaya youth is not the only instance,“ said Hindustani Awam Morcha spokesman Danish Rizwan.
In January, JD(U) MLA Sarfaraz Alam was charged with molesting a woman on board Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express for which he was suspended from the party and an FIR filed against him.
Then, RJD MLA from Nawada, Rajballabh Yadav, was accused of raping a minor girl in February and is now in jail. He too was suspended from RJD. Also, JD(U) legislator Narendra Kumar Neeraj along with his bodyguard was booked for beating up a driver in Banka last month.
But, JD (U) spokesman Sanjay Singh defended the government saying there was no decline in the rule of law, and the guilty, “no matter how mighty“, will be punished.
“In the past too we’ve acted against those involved in crime. This time also the government will act,“ said Singh. RJD boss Lalu Prasad condemned the killing saying, “This is a heinous crime. The police should investigate the matter properly and take strict action against the guilty.“
PTI quoted Bindi Yadav as saying that his son was innocent and was beaten up by the youngsters, who were drunk.He said Rocky had a licenced weapon which might have gone off during the scuffle leading to Sachdeva’s death.“After all, everybody has the right to self defence,“ Bindi said.
Contradicting his claim, a survivor of the attack said that Aditya, a class 12 student of Nazareth Academy , was returning from Bodh Gaya after a birthday party with his four friends. Their Swift overtook Rocky’s Range Rover close to the Central Jail area, leaving the MLC’s son infuriated.
“An enraged Rocky chased us, got or Swift stopped, and hit Nasir, who was driving, on his nose with the revolver butt,“ he said.
“Nasir, bleeding heavily , begged for mercy and tried to drive on. As we moved, the VIP’s son fired from his revolver, shattering the car’s rear wind-shield. The bullet struck Aditya in the back of his head. He was rushed to a Gaya hospital where he died of trauma and excessive bleeding,“ he said. Gaya SSP Garima Malik said the bodyguard, Rajesh Kumar, too was taken into custody and raids are on to nab Rocky
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