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‘Bhopal killer’ Udayan trying to mislead police during interrogation

On Tuesday, his lawyer in the Bankura court has unsuccessfully pleaded for bail on the ground that Das is not mentally stable.

kolkata Updated: Feb 10, 2017 16:22 IST
Koushik Dutta
On Tuesday, his lawyer in the Bankura court has unsuccessfully pleaded for bail on the ground that Das is not mentally stable.
On Tuesday, his lawyer in the Bankura court has unsuccessfully pleaded for bail on the ground that Das is not mentally stable. (HT Photo)

‘Bhopal killer’ Udayan Das, accused of killing his parents and live-in partner and burying their bodies secretly, is trying to mislead the investigators with irrelevant answers, sources in the police claimed on Thursday.

“He is trying to give the impression of being mentally unstable. But we are more than sure that he is trying to play smart,” an officer in Bankura district told HT on condition of anonymity.

On Tuesday, his lawyer in the Bankura court has unsuccessfully pleaded for bail on the ground that Das is not mentally stable.

Bankura police got Das in their custody on Tuesday, when a Midnapore court remanded him to eight days’ police custody. A team of sleuths headed by district superintendent of police, Sukhendu Hira, started interrogating him since Tuesday evening till night. Questioning resumed on Wednesday and Thursday morning.

“The basic purpose of grilling now is to establish the motive. His irrelevant replies are making things difficult. We are also quite surprised that he has shown no sense of remorse at all,” an office told HT.

Das was arrested by Bhopal police earlier this month for killing his live-in partner, Akanksha Sharma, in July 2016, and secretly burying her body at his home.

Later, during interrogation, police got to know that he had killed both his parents in 2010 and had buried them secretly on the compound of their house in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. He later sold the house and relocated to Bhopal.

Police produced him in Bankura court after bringing him back from Raipur, where the skeletons supposedly belonging to his parents were recovered with his help.

“The motive behind the killing of his parents is quite clear. He wanted their money. But motive behind the killing of his live-in partner is not yet clear,” the officer added.

During interrogation on why he killed Sharma, Das reportedly tried to confuse with such answers as ‘I wish I could study more’, ‘I wanted to enrol in a college’, and ‘I failed in engineering because I have no interest in mathematics’.

In the police lock-up, he was offered rice, ‘Dal’, vegetables and egg curry.