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4 hrs, a lie & a confession

mumbai Updated: Aug 28, 2010 01:22 IST
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Little Yadav
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This was 21-year-old mass media student Adil Shaikh’s first crime but he gave the police officers questioning him a hard time. Not only did he repeatedly say that he was not guilty but also kept blaming his friends for the murder of his friend and classmate Darshana Panchal (21).

“He blamed every member of his group for Panchal’s murder and repeatedly said he was not guilty,” said Police Inspector D. Nalavade.

It took the police more than four hours and a lie to get the truth out of Shaikh. “We tried every trick to make him confess but it did not work. Finally, we told him that Panchal was alive and she given us a statement that Shaikh had attacked her,” Nalavade said. “That is when that he started spilling the beans.”

Every officer in the police station had been told not to inform him about Panchal’s death. The officers during interrogation assured Shaikh that the girl was alive and he would only be charged under section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by means of dangerous weapons) for which the punishment was not too severe.

This lie worked and he admitted to have stabbed Panchal. Once he confessed, the police told him that Panchal had died.

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