The BJP has called a bandh in Bihar's Gaya 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.
Gaya: The BJP has called a bandh in Bihar's Gaya 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 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.
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