AK-47s, SLRs: Rocky Yadav’s Facebook posts show his love of guns

  • Avinash Kumar, Hindustan Times, Patna
  • Updated: May 11, 2016 09:39 IST
A picture of rifles posted on Rakesh Ranjan alias Rocky Yadav’s Facebook page. (Picture courtesy: Rakesh Ranjan Yadav’s Facebook post)

Rocky Yadav, son of Bihar legislator Manorama Devi, arrested for the murder of a teenager in Bodh Gaya last week, was fond of guns.

His Facebook posts show pictures of him testing pistols and at a shooting range. Another picture posted is of self-loading rifles (SLRs) and AK-47s.

“Imagine a student preparing for civil services and playing with weapons. The two don’t gel. The lifestyle says a lot about him. Perhaps, the clout of his father got to his head,” said a police officer.

There are quite a few political posts as well. Some are in favour of the Grand Alliance (GA), while others attack the BJP, showing his political inclination.

Read | Gaya road rage: JD(U) lawmaker’s son Rocky arrested, denies killing teen

An alumni of Delhi’s Air Force School, Rocky had got a Land Rover and driven down to Patna barely a couple of days ago before the incident. But that proved to be his undoing. He is now in jail with the Rs 1.5-crore Land Rover in police custody.

Rocky allegedly killed Aditya Sachdeva, 18, in a case of road rage on Saturday evening when Aditya, a prominent Gaya trader’s son, and his friends allegedly ignored signals to let Rocky’s Range Rover overtake their Maruti Swift on a narrow road.

Rocky’s father had unsuccessfully contested assembly elections in 2005 and 2010- once as an Independent and once on a RJD ticket. His mother Manorama Devi is a JD(U) MLC who was arrested on Tuesday after liquor bottles were found in her house.

In 2011, Rocky’s father Bindi Yadav was arrested after police recovered a huge cache of explosives, rifles and ammunition from his vehicle. This recovery was allegedly meant to be supplied to Maoists in 2010 elections to target security forces.

Read | JD(U) suspends Manorama, confusion over Rocky’s ‘confession’

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