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14 November 2017, 11:12 | Kevin Scott

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The CBI had also said that the accused had looked up methods to remove fingerprints from the weapon (a knife) that he meant to use to commit murder, said a Hindustan Times report.

The CBI officially refused to confirm their meetings.Sources said the SIT officials were questioned about how they had missed several obvious clues , As Reported By TOI.

Hindustan Times via Getty Images GURGAON, INDIA - NOVEMBER 8: (Face cover) CBI produces the 11th class student of Ryan International School in Juvenile Court in case of Pradyuman murder, on November 8, 2017 in Gurgaon, India.

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.

Bus conductor Ashok Kumar was arrested by Gurugram police in connection with Pradyuman's murder. Yet, the student who is now the prime accused was deemed a key witness by them.

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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). He alleged the police had drugged and tortured Kumar to wring out a "confession".

Earlier in the day, the father of the Ryan International School student claimed his son to be "innocent" and said that he was being beaten up by the probe agency. "We're not alleging anything as yet, but we're definitely curious about how investigating officials missed or misinterpreted these", the officer added.

The teen has been sent to an observation home in Faridabad for the next two weeks. The accused also confessed to his crime in front of his father, the CBI had told a juvenile court.

On Monday, Mamata, wife of Ashok Kumar, the driver held by the Haryana police for the murder of 7-year-old Pradyuman demanded justice and proper investigation, while accusing the school administration of hatching a conspiracy against her husband. After thorough investigation, the CBI detained the boy and claimed that he had murdered Pradyuman to get school exams postponed.

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