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Bihar road rage killer surrenders in court

Patna, Oct 29 (IANS) Murder accused Rakesh Ranjan alias Rocky Yadav on Saturday surrendered in a Bihar court over killing a class 12 student, police said.

“Rocky, who arrived in Patna from Delhi on Saturday morning, surrendered in the Gaya Civil Court,” a district police official said.

Rocky’s parents were also present in the court.

A district official in Gaya said Rocky was absconding soon after the Supreme Court cancelled his bail on Friday.

Rocky’s mother Manorma Devi, suspended Janata Dal-United MLC told a police team that visited her house to arrest her son following the Supreme Court cancelled his bail, that he will surrender in the court soon.

Rocky was accused of fatally shooting student Aditya Sachdeva after his’s Swift car overtook Rocky’s Land Rover on May 7.

Rocky was arrested on May 11.

Blocking implemenation of the Patna High Court’s October 19 order that granted Rocky bail, an apex court bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice Ashok Bhushan observed: “The chargesheet has already been filed in the case and this may go against you.”

The chargesheet has named Rocky and another man as co-accused in the murder case.

Seeking cancellation of Rocky’s bail, the Bihar government’s petition contended that “he has shot dead a young boy on the highway because he could not tolerate a small Swift car overtaking his big and imported Land Rover.”

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