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Bihar road rage: Ex-JD(U) MLC’s son Rocky Yadav found guilty of killing teen

The case had spurred large scale protests across the state, with the BJP-led Opposition denouncing the “breakdown of law and order” in the state.

india Updated: Sep 01, 2017 00:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Patna, Hindustan Times
Rocky Yadav,Janata Dal(United),Nitish Kumar
Rocky Yadav, son of suspended JD(U) legislator Manorama Devi, is accused of shooting Aditya Sachdeva in a road rage case in Gaya on May 2016. (PTI File Photo)

A local court in Bihar’s Gaya pronounced Rocky Yadav, the son of a former Janata Dal(United) lawmaker Manorama Devi, guilty of shooting a 19-year-old boy dead in May 2016 for overtaking his car.

The quantum of punishment will be decided on September 6, news agency ANI reported.

The issue triggered outrage at the time, particularly since Yadav’s mother was a leader of the ruling party and critics accused chief minister Nitish Kumar of going slow on the case.

Hours before a court was set to pronounce the verdict, the parents of Aditya Sachdeva said on Thursday they were hopeful of justice.

The case includes murder charges against Yadav and related cases such as destruction of evidence against his cousin Teni, father Bindi, mother and bodyguard Rajesh Kumar.

Sachdeva was with his friends in a hatchback on the road linking Gaya and Bodh Gaya when he overtook Yadav’s Range Rover SUV.

Yadav allegedly first fired a warning shot, forcing Sachdeva to stop. He then beat the Class 12 student before shooting him dead.

(with ANI inputs)

First Published: Aug 31, 2017 16:08 IST