The boy reportedly told CBI officer and CPWO personnel Renu Saini that he was beaten, tortured and abused by investigators.
The sensational Pradyuman Thakur murder case is turning out to be more complex than it initially appeared as the murder accused class XI student has reportedly retracted his earlier confession to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The minor accused allegedly told a team of officials from the CBI and a legal-cum-probation officer from the district child protection unit that investigating officers had forced him to confess the crime, reported The Hindustan Times.
The boy reportedly told CBI officer and CPWO personnel Renu Saini, who visited the juvenile centre and spoke to the accused for nearly two hours, that he was beaten, tortured and abused by investigators.
Earlier, the minor’s father too alleged that his son was being tortured by the investigators.
The CBI, that took over the case on September 22 from Haryana Police, had arrested the 16-year-old student of the Ryan International school for the murder of Pradyuman saying that he committed the crime to get the upcoming exams delay.
The Haryana Police had earlier claimed that Pradyuman was killed by school bus conductor Ashok Kumar after trying to sexually abuse the kid.