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Police want narco test on Malad murder accused

mumbai Updated: Apr 06, 2010 00:57 IST
HT Correspondent

The police want to conduct a narco-analysis test on the teenager who was arrested for allegedly killing a Malad-based bakery owner on March 31.

Deepak Gupta, who ran a bakery on the ground floor of the eight-storey Nestle building on Link Road, was found murdered on the terrace.

The accused, Vijay Rajput (19), was arrested later that day.

The Malad police said Rajput has been changing his statement time and again and not co-operating with the police.

“It appears that the accused has been trying to mislead the police. To get to the facts, we will be applying before the court for narco-analysis,” said Ramrao Pawar, additional commissioner of police (North region).

Rajput had initially denied killing Gupta, but later confessed to the crime.

“I knew Gupta for some months. We used to meet on the terrace. He had a habit of surfing through my cellphone, which I detested,” Rajput told the police. “On the day of the incident, Gupta was teasing me about some photographs in my cellphone.”

“I tried to stop him, but he started quarrelling. I got angry and strangled him with the cable lying on the terrace and then crushed his head with a brick,” added Rajput.

The police said shop owners and staff employed at the commercial outlets in the building used the terrace for food and drinks.

The police are finding it difficult to believe the accused's version. “It is very difficult to believe that anybody would commit a murder for such a petty reason,” added Pawar.

Initial investigations had revealed that Rajput used to visit a woman at Nestle building. Gupta, who was also interested in the woman, used to harass her.

The accused had come to know about Gupta’s behaviour and wanted to teach him a lesson, the police said.