Bihar road rage: Parties condemn Gaya youth’s killing, demand probe
The son of a ruling Janata Dal (United) lawmaker is accused of shooting dead a 20-year-old student for overtaking his vehicle in Bihar’s Gaya town on Saturday night, triggering a wave of protests against the Nitish Kumar government.india Updated: May 08, 2016 23:59 IST
Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday condemned the killing of Aditya Sachdeva, a trader’s son, in Gaya late on Saturday evening and vowed to punish those found guilty after proper investigation.
“We condemn the youth’s killing. We will ensure proper investigation and take action against anyone found guilty,” said Tejashwi.
The victim was allegedly shot dead by Rocky Yadav, son of JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi and Bindi Yadav, for overtaking his car in Gaya.
Tejashwi said he had spoken to the Gaya SP, who told him two people had been arrested in this connection while search was on to locate Rocky.
Attacking LJP leader Chirag Paswan for his comment that the incident signalled the “return of jungle raj” in Bihar, he said, “We have stopped taking note of such name calling by the Opposition. If there was jungle raj here, criminals would be roaming the streets without punishment,” he said.
He added, “Actually, it is the BJP that never acts against its leaders.”
RJD chief Lalu Prasad condemned the incident and said such acts of arrogance would not be tolerated at any cost.
NDA calls for Gaya Bandh
The BJP also took on the government on Sunday, demanding the resignation of chief minister Nitish Kumar for his failure to check the rising criminal incidents in Bihar. The NDA has also given a call for Gaya bandh on Monday to protest against the killing.
“If the CM can’t control the crime committed by the legislators and relatives of MLAs and MLCs of the ruling Grand Alliance (GA), then how can he think of improving the deteriorating law and order situation in the state?” asked state BJP president Mangal Pandey.
“Now nobody can deny the fact that trigger-happy people associated with ruling party legislators have a field day in Bihar and the innocent people are at the receiving end,” said Pandey.
Senior party leader Sushil Kumar Modi said the incident had thoroughly exposed Kumar’s claim that there was rule of law in the state.