Now Juvenile Student Accused In Gruesome Ryan International School Murder Retracts Confession

Ryan school murder: Accused juvenile retracts from confession, says he was forced by investigators

"Investigators suspect that after killing the student by slitting his throat, the accused deliberately threw the weapon, a knife which he procured a day before the murder from Sohna, in the commode of the toilet where the incident took place on 8 September", the report quoted a CBI source as saying.

The SIT team of the Gurugram Police were the first ones to investigate Pradyuman's killing and had on the day of the incident arrested the school bus conductor nearly asserting him as the main culprit. A class XI student who had claimed to have been the one who found the body of Pradyuman earlier, admitted to committing the crime after interrogation.

However, the CBI officials later denied the allegations made by the accused minor's father.

The TOI reported that the two CBI teams that are investigating the case were in the city on Monday.

CBI's application, which was submitted to the JJB, confirmed that the agency did not request further custody of the teenager.

"The boy has been sent to Faridabad observation home till November 22, which is also the date of next hearing", Sandeep Aneja, lawyer of the minor accused said.

CBI sources said that the police had not properly questioned the 16-year-old accused and instead chose to completely focus on the conductor even though CCTV footage showed both coming out of the toilet around the time Pradyuman was murdered.

Meanwhile, the CBI officials are trying to profile the accused to understand his mental state. The boy's father has alleged that he has been tortured, "hung upside down and brutally thrashed". The accused also confessed to his crime in front of his father, the CBI had told a juvenile court.

In a sensational twist to the case, the agency announced that it had apprehended a senior student of Ryan International School on Tuesday night in connection with the murder of Pradyuman Thakur, rejecting the Gurugram police's theory that the killing was the handiwork of Ashok Kumar. After facing pressure, the Haryana Police accepted that errors were committed during the probe.

The CBI's accused, a Class 11 student, has reportedly told a legal-cum-probation officer appointed by the Juvenile Justice Board that the investigators had forced him to confess.

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