Rocky Yadav, son of an MLC, shot Aditya Sachdeva for overtaking his vehicle in 2016 in Gaya.

Bihar road rage death Former JDU MLCs son Rocky Yadav two others get life terms
news Law Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 18:11

A Bihar court on Wednesday handed life terms to Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav and two others for killing a Class 12 student in the infamous Gaya road rage case, a government lawyer said.

Rocky Yadav is the son of former MLC of Janata Dal-United JD (U), Manorama Devi. He was convicted for shooting Aditya Sachdeva, a 12th class student for overtaking his car on May 7, 2016, in Gaya.

The Gaya Additional District and Sessions Judge Sachchidanand Singh also handed a five-year jail to Rocky's father Bindeshwari Prasad Yadav aka Bindi Yadav.

Those given life terms included Rocky Yadav's convicted cousin Teny Yadav and a bodyguard of his mother Manorama Devi.

Parents of the victim welcomed the court’s verdict.

Rocky's lawyer said they will challenge the order in the Patna High Court.

Last year, Rocky was granted bail by the High Court but the bail was promptly suspended and subsequently cancelled by the Supreme Court.

During the trial, the victim's four friends who were case eyewitnesses turned hostile.

According to the police charge sheet, Rocky was driving a new Land Rover costing around Rs 1.5 crore and carrying a licensed Italian pistol when he got into a fight with Aditya and his friends, who were returning home after a birthday party in Gaya.

 

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