Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that those involved in the killing of a teenager in a case road rage will not be spared. Nitish was addressing a press conferenence in the wake of murder of a teenager in Bihar’s Gaya district, allegedly by the son of a JD(U) leader.
“Guilty will not be spared, law will take its course. A manhunt is on for the accused, Nitish Kumar told the reporters in Patna. “Inspector General is supervising the investigation in the case, I assure you all that the guilty will not be spared”.
”The bodyguard has been suspended and arrested. Departmental action has already being taken and a criminal case will also be pursued against him,” replied the CM when asked about the actions has been taken so far.
On questions of declining law and order situation, he said, ”Nobody can be allowed to take law in their hands. Strict action is being taken.”
The reactions from Nitish came after the BJP-led NDA observed a total shutdown in Gaya to protest against the killing of a class 12 student, allegedly by a ruling party legislator’s son.
Aditya Sachdeva, the teenaged son of a businessman, was allegedly shot dead on Saturday night by Rocky Yadav on the Bodh Gaya-Gaya road in an apparent case of road rage.
Rocky’s father Bindi Yadav, also a JD(U) leader, was with him at the time of the incident. Rocky is the son of legislative council member Manorma Devi of the ruling JD(U) .
The BJP on Monday called a shut-down in Gaya town to protest against the killing. Hundreds of slogan-shouting BJP workers, including Opposition Leader in Bihar assembly Prem Kumar, took to the streets of Gaya district demanding arrest of Rocky Yadav.
“Police must arrest the accused without delay and take convincing action in this case,” said Prem Kumar who is also the MLA of Gaya town where the murder happened.
BJP workers asked shopkeepers to down shutters, burnt tyres, blocked roads and urged people to support the shutdown. Prem Kumar said the shutdown was successful and vehicles are not running. “People are angry with what happened to Aditya and his family,” he added.
The Opposition Leader said the latest incident has vindicated his stand that “jungle raj” has returned to Bihar. Several BJP members also raised the issue of law and order situation in Bihar in the Lok Sabha during zero hour, highlighting the killing.
Union Telecom Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters outside parliament that Nitish Kumar nurtured the ambition to become the prime minister while letting law and order in the state slip out of his control.
“There is no vacancy for prime minister’s post for long years. Mr. Nitish Kumar, please focus on governance in Bihar,” Prasad said.
Meanwhile, the police said its preliminary investigation shows that Rocky got into a fit of rage after Aditya’s car allegedly did not let his Land Rover vehicle pass. The row resulted in the teenager being shot dead.
The accused’s vehicle has been recovered from his parents’ house, police said.
While Rocky has been absconding since the incident, his father and the bodyguard were arrested and produced in a local court today, Gaya senior superintendent of police Garima Malik said. “We are looking for the accused inside and outside the state”.
Bindi Yadav, told the court that he could get Rocky to surrender only if he is released. Yadav, jailed in the past for carrying illegal weapons, was arrested yesterday for helping his son run away.
(With inputs from IANS)