Published On : Fri, Nov 10th, 2017

CBI probes role of 2nd student in Pradhyumn murder

Gurugram: The Central Bureau of Investigations is probing the role of a second student who accompanied the arrested Ryan Insternational school student, who is accused of murdering seven-year-old Pradhyumn Thakur.

The CBI is also verifying the veracity of a gardener and PT teacher’s statement given to local police.

To bring you up to speed, the Class 11 student of Ryan International School, apprehended by the CBI for allegedly killing Thakur, has confessed to his crime in front of his father and an independent witness, the agency has claimed before a juvenile court.

To corroborate the 16-year-old student’s statement, CBI sleuths took him to a “certain place’ on Thursday, the first day of his three-day remand.A special crime team of the CBI, which is questioning him, remained tight-lipped about the exercise, saying it could affect the probe.

The juvenile court in Gurugram on Wednesday sent the student to three days’ CBI custody. He is being kept at the Sewa Kutir, a child welfare home, from where he was brought to the CBI headquarters in Delhi at 10.45 am.

The CBI has been directed by the court to carry on questioning him for seven hours between 10 in the morning to five in the evening during the custody period.

In its note seeking his remand, the agency said that his custodial interrogation was needed to ascertain if there were other people involved in the crime.

The confession of the student has little meaning as of now as such statements need to be recorded before a court under Section 164 of the CrPC. The agency said his statement was yet to be recorded under CrPC Section 164.