Patna: An employee of The Telegraph newspaper was beaten up after being abducted in an incident of road rage in Patna. The incident took place on May 27 and 28 at around 2am when Rakesh Singh, a production manager, was returning back from the printing press to his office in the official jeep along with a colleague Subodh Kumar.
According to the victim, the jeep was moving on Bailey road flyover and collided with a TUV which was coming from the wrong side in which four men were seated. After collision, the men in the TUV came out and started beating Rakesh Singh and later pulled him inside the vehicle.
For almost two hours as the TUV moved across the city, they kept thrashing him. It was only around 4am that they released Rakesh Singh at the Patna railway station in an unconscious state. They also abandoned their TUV and escaped.
After the matter came to light, the victim was rushed to the nearby hospital. Rakesh said, “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.”
The employees of the newspaper on Saturday also met the DIG of Patna regarding the incident and demanded the arrest of the accused at the earliest. “We have registered the case and slapped strongest possible charges against the accused. We will soon arrest the attacker”, said DIG Patna, Shalin.
Fortunately, in this road rage incident, the victim despite being badly beaten managed to survive but the incident is a grim reminder of the how situation of law and order in Bihar is alarming.