Gaya: The BJP held demonstrations and called for a shutdown in Bihar's Gaya district to protest against the murder of a class 12 student by a Janata Dal (United) MLC's son in a case of road rage late on Sunday.
The Bihar Police late on Sunday arrested the accused youth's father on charges of 'criminal conspiracy and harbouring the accused'.
While accused Rocky, 23, is on the run, his father and JD(U) MLC's husband, Bindi Yadav - charged in 2011 with sedition for storing 6,000 rounds of assault rifle bullets - was arrested for "harbouring" the alleged killer.
According to reports, Rocky is a member of the Rifle Club in Delhi.
"We have arrested two persons, Bindi Yadav and a bodyguard. Allegation against Bindi Yadav is of criminal conspiracy and harbouring the accused," SSP Gaya Garima Malik told ANI.
The two were sent to 14 days judicial custody. The police also detained LoP Prem Kumar during BJP protest over alleged killing of the youth by JD(U) MLC's son in Gaya.
Meanwhile, the opposition parties sharpened attack on the ruling Nitish Kumar government, describing the road rage incident as the 'Jungle Raj part 2'.
When we said, this will be 'Jungle Raj 2', it was taken otherwise. Since Nitish ji has taken charge, such incidents have only escalated, Giriraj Singh of BJP said.
Since new government was formed in Bihar, criminals have become fearless, Singh added.
Aditya Sachdeva, the victim, was returning home after celebrating his birthday when he overtook Rocky's car.
A scuffle broke out between the two sides when Rocky shot Aditya dead.
Talking to ANI, Bindi Yadav defended his son and alleged that his son was assaulted by those sitting in the victim's car.
"My son was driving the car and those four persons in the other car were drunk. They overtook his car and stopped my son on the way. They then pulled him out of the car and started beating him," said Yadav.
"During the scuffle, my son took out his licensed pistol in defence and by mistake it happened," he added.
Yadav further said the law will take its own course in this matter, adding he has immense faith and respect for the judiciary.
Meanwhile, the Janata Dal (United) has assured appropriate action against the accused.
"Anyone taking law in their hands will not be spared. Such people can't be protected," JD (U) leader Ali Anwar told ANI.
With ANI inputs