JD(U) MLC's son guns down youth for overtaking car

JD(U) MLC's son guns down youth for overtaking car

In a shocking incident of road rage, the son of a ruling party legislator shot dead a 19-year-old student who overtook his car near Bodh Gaya.

The tragic incident took place on Saturday night when Rocky, son of JD(U) MLC Manorma Devi, was returning from Bodh Gaya to Gaya. His SUV was overtaken by one Aditya, nephew of another JD(U) leader.

Aditya, a student of Class XI, was also returning from Bodh Gaya. A scuffle took place between the 2 on the issue of overtaking. Gaya police sources said Rocky and his friends pulled out Aditya from his car and thrashed him mercilessly for overtaking his vehicle.

“We have been informed that it was Rocky who eventually shot dead Aditya following the scuffle,” said ADG (Headquarters) Sunil Kumar here on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Senior SP (SSP) of Gaya, Garima Mallick, who has deputed the city SP to nab Rocky, said that husband of the JD(U) MLC, Bindi Yadav and bodyguard Rajesh Kumar (who was travelling along with Rocky and has been named as accused in the murder case) have been arrested. “Police teams have been formed to carry out raids to arrest Rocky,” said the SSP.

Bindi Yadav, who had a shady background before his wife Manorma Devi became JD(U) legislator, showed no remorse for the tragic incident. “It was a fight over overtaking of cars. My son fired in self-defence. Unfortunately, it hit Aditya. That’s it,” Bindi said at the police station, without expressing any regret.

Meanwhile, the BJP-led NDA has called for Gaya bandh on Monday to protest the killing and police failure to arrest the main accused. “The incident shows what we had predicted months back (about return of jungle raj) has come true. In most such cases of murder and assault, it’s the ruling party leaders who have been named accused. We are now heading towards Maha-jungleraj,” said leader of the Opposition in the Assembly and BJP MLA from Gaya, Prem Kumar.

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