Patna: Under attack over deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that those involved in the killing of a teenager in a case road rage in Gaya district will not be spared.
Guilty will not be spared, law will take its course. A manhunt is on for the accused, Nitish Kumar said while addressing a press conference on the issue.
On questions of declining law and order situation, he said, ''Nobody can be allowed to take law in their hands. Strict action is being taken.''
Inspector General is supervising the investigation in the case, I assure you all that the guilty will not be spared, Nitish Kumar said.
When asked what action has been taken so far, the Bihar JD(U) leader said, ''the bodyguard has been suspended and arrested. Departmental action has already being taken and a criminal case will also be pursued against him.''
The reactions from Kumar came hours after BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) observed a shutdown in Gaya to protest against the killing of a class 12 student, allegedly by a ruling party legislator's son.
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.
Rocky is the son of legislative council member Manorma Devi of the ruling Janata Dal (United) (JD-U).
His father Bindi Yadav, a criminal-turned-politician, was with him in the car along with a bodyguard.
While Rocky has been absconding since the incident, his father and the bodyguard were arrested and are to be produced in a local court on Monday, Gaya senior superintendent of police Garima Malik said.
"We are looking for the accused inside and outside the state," she said.
Hundreds of slogan-shouting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers, including Leader of Opposition in Bihar assembly Prem Kumar, took to the streets of Gaya district demanding 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.
"Look, it is hundred percent shutdown in Gaya town. Vehicles are not running. People are angry with what happened to Aditya and his family," Prem Kumar said.
This latest incident has vindicated his stand that "jungle raj" has returned to Bihar, he said.
Police said its preliminary investigation shows that Rocky got into a fit of rage after Aditya's car allegedly did not let his Land Rover vehicle 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 cartridges of AK 47 was recovered from him.