In what could be described as the return of Jungle Raj in Bihar, an executive officer working with the state government was thrashed by an alleged member of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s family. The incident happened in Patna on Tuesday, after which the officer, identified as Arvind Kumar Singh, was referred to Delhi for better treatment.
The accused in the case was identified as Tanuj Yadav.
Singh is a resident of Gopalganj district and works as an executive officer with the state government.
Singh was believed to have sustained serious eye injuries besides impact to other vital organs in the incident.
However, the police attributed the incident to road rage between the two sides.
According to the victim’s brother, Vijay Kumar Singh, who was an eyewitness in the case, his brother Arvind had come to Patna for personal reasons.
Vijay said he and his brother were on their way to the Boring Road locality when some alleged drug abusers attempted to snatch the keys of their car.
The miscreants thrashed Arvind as he tried to intervene.
Confirming the incident, Danapur ASP Abhinav Dheeman said a First Information Report (FIR) was registered in the case and efforts to nab the accused were on.
Meanwhile, the BJP questioned Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s governance and its ‘zero tolerance’ against such cases.