Bihar: Former RJD minister’s son beaten to death over vehicle theft charges

Ramashray Sahni's son was trying to escape following a failed attempt of vehicle theft.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: July 13, 2014 3:12 pm

Son of a former RJD minister was beaten to death by public at a Samastipur village after he was trying to escape following a failed attempt of vehicle theft on intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

Police said the incident took place at around 1.30 am when Rajiv Sahni (25), son of former RJD minister Ramashray Sahni, tried running away from Asimchak Sethia village, under Dalsingsarai police station, after a failed bid to steal a pick-up van from a common parking.

According to Dalisingsarai police station in-charge Animesh Kumar, “Rajiv was caught by some villagers when he and his accomplice Rajaram Kevat tried to flee from the spot after failed theft bid. While four suspected thieves managed to run away in the car they had come, Sahni and Kevat were overpowered by the villagers.”

The police further said: “We took the two to Dalsingsarai hospital where Sahni was declared brought dead. Kevat is out of danger but he has been referred to Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital.” Samastipur SP Babu Ram said the police had been questioning villagers for mob justice.

RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Kumar Tiwari told The Indian Express: “It was duty of police to find out if Sahni was a vehicle thief or not. Police should take stern action against those taking law in their hands”.

Police sources said the Sahni had several complaints of vehicle thefts against him.

A few years ago, 10 suspected thieves were beaten to death at Rajapakad under Vaishali.

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  1. S
    Satish Bansal
    Jul 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm
    In this country politically connected relations and friendly good as murders etc continue their business as usual . A back lash will come sooner or later from silent majority . Not a happy situation
  2. S
    Satish Bansal
    Jul 13, 2014 at 12:59 pm
    In this country, relations an friends of politicians and big goondas with money clout have been getting away with murders, dacoity rapes etc. Cases if at all linger on for years If not for decades.Business as usual goes on. That is why we have over 30 % lawmakers who have multiple cases against them. If there is no solution found then common man will be forced to take law in his own hand.
  3. V
    Jul 13, 2014 at 9:26 am
    Well done villagers.
  4. G
    Gopi Chand
    Jul 14, 2014 at 1:30 am
    outstanding comment.
  5. G
    Gangu true
    Jul 14, 2014 at 4:04 am
    reserved consuencies for the OBC, so that they will steal only Chara of animals instead of peoples cars.
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    Pradip Bhattacharya
    Jul 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm
    Lalu was the Chief of Thiefology in Bihar.
  7. M
    Magadi Gopal
    Jul 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm
    Lalu Ji will blame the " communal forces " and Nitish Ji will blame the NDA.
  8. N
    Jul 13, 2014 at 9:57 am
    In a country where justice is near impossible, being a "goonda raj", the guy deserved what was coming. Politicians and their ilk have to be held and punished summarily.
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