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Udayan Das ready to make confessional statement to magistrate: Bankura police

Bankura police super claimed Das spent a fortune on escort services.

kolkata Updated: Feb 14, 2017 17:39 IST
Koushik Dutta
Koushik Dutta
Hindustan Times
Bhopal killer,Udayan Das,Akanksha Sharma
Das will be produced in court on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Bhopal killer Udayan Das who has shocked the nation by murdering both his parents in 2010 and live-in partner in 2016 is ready to make a confessional statement to a magistrate, Bankura police super Sukhendu Hira said on Tuesday.

Das will be produced in court on Wednesday as his police custody will end. The police will submit a plea for recording the statement of Das under section 164 in the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973.

“Udayan has admitted his crime and has also told us that he is ready to confess it before a magistrate,” said Hira.

The Bankura district top cop also claimed that his live-in partner Akanksha Sharma earned Das’s wrath after she discovered the passports of his parents -- both documents were incidentally forged -- in his Bhopal house. She also found the death certificate of his mother.

“Das apprehended that she will find out the truth behind the death of his parents, and killed her,” remarked Hira.

Das at the press conference on Tuesday. He appeared calm and composed. (HT Photo)

Police officers presented Das at the press conference on Tuesday. Wearing a blue tee shirt and a black jacket, clean shaven Das appeared calm.

Read: ‘Bhopal killer’ Udayan trying to mislead police during interrogation

It appeared from the 30-minute press conference that the primary motive for Das killing both his parents on July 27, 2010 was to grab their savings.

A confidential statement, according to section 164 laid down in the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, is made to a metropolitan magistrate or judicial magistrate. It can be used as evidence in a court of law.

The statement has to be made voluntarily, and the magistrate is supposed to ensure that the accused is not giving the statement under duress. According to the rules, the magistrate will explain to Das that he is not bound to make the statement that can be used against him in the court.

The police super said the youth was addicted to sex and spent a fortune on escort services. He not only went to Delhi and Mumbai to satiate his appetite but also went abroad to satisfy himself.

Read: Did Bhopal murderer have more women on his hit-list? Police probe on

“He kept spending the savings of his parents. When the funds were about to be exhausted, he sold their house to carry on his expenditure,” said Hira.

“The remains of the body recovered from Das’s residence has a necklace. Akanksha Sharma’s brother confirmed that it belonged to his sister,” said the police super.

The police officer also narrated how he purchased cement from a neighbouring hardware stores to build a structure on the casket in which he put the body of his girlfriend.

“Das wanted to prove that he will achieve something in life,” said Hira.

First Published: Feb 14, 2017 17:39 IST