Teen confessed to crime in front of his father: CBI

Teen confessed to crime in front of his father: CBI

New Delhi, PTI: The Class XI student of Gurgaon's Ryan International School, apprehended by the CBI for killing a seven-year-old student, has confessed to his crime in front of his father and an independent witness, the agency told a juvenile court.

In its note seeking remand of the 16-year-old student from the juvenile court in Gurugram on Wednesday, the agency said that his custodial interrogation was needed to ascertain if there were other people involved in the crime.

The agency also wants the teenager to identify the shop from where he purchased the knife used to slit the throat of Pradhuman, a Class II student, on September 8.

The CBI said the interrogation was needed to reconstruct the scene of the crime, to unearth conspiracy, if any, and to collect any other evidence related to the case.

"He has admitted his involvement in committing the murder...in ground floor boys washroom of Ryan International School...in presence of his father..., independent witness, welfare officer of the CBI, etc.," the note said.

The court has sent the juvenile to three-day CBI custody.