Patna, May 9 (IANS) The son of a ruling party legislator accused of killing a teenager in Bihar’s Gaya town was still absconding on Monday as her husband, Bindi Yadav, and his bodyguard were sent to 14 days judicial custody by a local court, police said.
Normal life was badly hit in Gaya town by a shutdown called by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to protest against the fatal shooting of the teen.
According to police officials, there is a rumour that accused Rocky Yadav is to surrender in the court in Gaya.
Rocky is the son of legislative council member Manorma Devi of the ruling Janata Dal (United) (JD-U).
Her husband, Bindi Yadav and the guard were arrested for criminal conspiracy and harbouring the accused.
“Bindi Yadav and his bodyguard were sent to jail after being produced in the Gaya civil court,” Gaya senior superintendent of police Garima Malik said.
Rocky Yadav, 30, allegedly shot dead Aditya Sachdeva, the teenaged son of a businessman, on Saturday night for overtaking his car on the Bodh Gaya-Gaya road.
Gaya police arrested Bindi Yadav and the bodyguard, who were with Rocky in the car, on Sunday.
Hundreds of slogan-shouting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers, including Leader of Opposition in the Bihar assembly Prem Kumar, took to the streets of Gaya district on Monday demanding the arrest of Rocky Yadav.
“Police must arrest the accused without delay and take convincing action in this case,” said Prem Kumar, who represents Gaya town in the assembly.
BJP workers asked shopkeepers to down shutters, burnt tyres, blocked roads and urged people to support the shutdown.
“It is a hundred percent shutdown in Gaya town. Vehicles are not running. People are angry with what happened to Aditya and his family,” Prem Kumar said.
He said the latest incident has vindicated his stand that “jungle raj” has returned to Bihar.
Police said preliminary investigation shows that Rocky flew into a fit of rage after Aditya allegedly did not let his Land Rover pass. The row resulted in the teenager being shot dead.
The accused’s vehicle has been recovered from his parents’ house, police said.
Bindi Yadav has a criminal record. He was earlier arrested after a huge cache of AK 47 cartridges was seized from him.
Meanwhile, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav said that proper action would be taken against any one found guilty.
Tejaswi belongs to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), a constituent of Bihar’s ruling ‘grand alliance’ whose other two members are the JD-U and the Congress.