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Indian lawmaker's son held for killing teen in road rage shooting

02:43 PM | 10 May, 2016
Indian lawmaker's son held for killing teen in road rage shooting
PATNA (Web Desk) - Police in the Indian state of Bihar say they have arrested the 20-year-old son of a lawmaker suspected of killing a student in a fit of road rage.

Rocky Yadav, the son of a ruling party leader in Bihar, was arrested on Monday night, 48 hours after he allegedly shot a teenager dead for overtaking his SUV.

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He is accused of shooting dead student Aditya Sachdeva near the town of Gaya after a dispute.

Yadav's father and a security guard were briefly held on suspicion of helping him evade arrest, the NDTV reported on Tuesday.

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The protest comes after protests demanding his arrest erupted in Gaya as residents blocked roads in anger.

Rocky Yadav's mother, Manorama Devi, is a member of the state legislature, belonging to Janata Dal (United), the governing party in Bihar.

She told reporters on Monday that the family had not "played any role in [her son's] escape".

Her husband, Bindeshwari Prasad Yadav, has said his son defended himself after occupants of the other car attacked him.

One of Mr Sachdeva's friends gave his account of the incident on Saturday night.

"We were returning from Bodh Gaya [a popular tourist spot] and soon after we overtook the SUV [carrying Rocky Yadav] they started firing in the air and made us stop," the student's friend Aayush Kumar said.

"Then they forced us to get out of the car and started punching us. When we tried to leave the spot, someone fired and my friend got hit."

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"Rocky has confessed to the crime. He was arrested with his weapon. His SUV has also been seized," police officer Garima Malik said today.

Rocky told reporters he was not in Bihar on the day of the shooting: "I was not in hiding...I was in Delhi and came because my mother called me. I didn't shoot anyone."

Police sources say he was tracked down after his mother's prolonged interrogation at her Gaya home. He was found in a factory near Bodh Gaya, 25 km from Gaya town, with his million rupees pistol.

Aditya's family fears that Rocky Yadav may get away. "The accused man's family is very influential. We are very worried about what they will do if we pursue the case further," said Sagar Sachdeva, Aditya's older brother.

The writer is a member of the staff.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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