In yet another incident of road rage, a newspaper employee was allegedly tortured for two hours in a moving vehicle in Bihar's Patna in the early hours of Friday after his official vehicle met with an accident, news reports said.
Rakesh Singh, a production manager with English daily, The Telegraph, was abducted and beaten up by four unidentified men after his jeep collided with an oncoming vehicle.
According to Singh, he was returning with a colleague from the printing press to his office at around 2 am on May 27, when on a flyover a vehicle coming from the wrong side collided with their official jeep head on.
The four passengers of the vehicle then started beating up Singh and later bundled him up into their TUV. They brutally bashed Singh for two hours before leaving him in an unconscious state at the Patna Railway Station at 4 am. The accused, who were apparently drunk at the time of the incident, abandoned their vehicle and fled.
Singh was let off after his colleagues, who were with him, started making frantic calls to the police.
A Sub Inspector posted at Shashtri Nagar police station has been suspended for dereliction of duty in connection with the incident.
Singh was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is currently recuperating.
"They abducted me and took me towards Danapur. They took away all my money and my ATM cards. They threatened to shoot me if I raised an alarm. After two hours they threw me at railway station and escaped. All of them were drunk,”Singh told India Today.
"We have registered the case and slapped strongest possible charges against the accused. We will soon arrest the attacker", said DIG Patna, Shalin.
On May 13, Rajdev Ranjan, a reporter with Hindi language daily Hindustan was shot dead by criminals in Siwan, Bihar.
Earlier in the month, Rocky Yadav, a Bihar lawmaker’s son was arrested after he allegedly gunned down Aditya Sachdeva, son of a Gaya businessman, for overtaking his SUV on the way to Gaya from Bodhgaya.
(With PTI Inputs)
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