New Delhi, Nov 14: The Class 11 student of Gurugram’s Ryan Internation School, who has been detained by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly murdering his junior Pradyuman Thakur inside the school, has accused the central investigating agency of threatening him.
The juvenile accused told Gurugram’s Child Protection and Welfare Officer (CPWO) Reenu Saini that CBI sleuths threatened to kill his younger brother if he continues to deny hand in Pradyuman’s murder.
Saini met the accused alone to get his version of what happened on September 8, the day Pradyuman was found in a pool of blood with his throat slit inside his school washroom.
According to sources, the Class 11 student’s version of the development on the day the crime took place was completely different from what the CBI’s theory that it has been presenting before the media.
“CBI officials threatened me that if I don’ confess to murdering Pradyuman, they will kill my brother. I love my brother…I can’t see him dying,” the accused juvenile reportedly told Saini.
“They tortured and threatened me to admit that I killed Pradyuman,” he added. The CPWO has recorded the statement which will be presented before the Principal Magistrate of the Juvenile Justice Board. (Also Read: Pradyuman Thakur Murder Case: We Erred, Didn’t Watch CCTV Footage Carefully, Admits Haryana Police)
The family of the accused student was also allowed to meet him on Monday. The family spent nearly three hours with the accused. His mother was inconsolable on seeing his son, Dainik Bhaskar reported.
“My Son Innocent”
The father of the Class 11 student has been maintaining that his son was innocent and being tortured.
“My son is being tortured, he was hung upside down and brutally thrashed. He is completely innocent,” he told reporters. “Only one PTM had happened till now and all teachers had praised my son’s performance and behaviour. I have his marksheets,” the father of the accused student told media.
“Do you think such a young boy would behave normally for so many days had he committed such a serious crime?” he asked. (Also Read: Pradyuman Murder: CBI Takes Class XI Boy to Ryan International School to Recreate Crime Scene)
The CBI has denied the allegations. The agency claims that the accused committed the crime to postpone the parents-teachers meeting and upcoming exams.
The accused student has been sent to Faridabad observation home where he will be kept until the next hearing in the case on November 22.