Bhopal killer gives in-camera statement

Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Bhopal resident Udayan Das, who allegedly killed his parents and live-in partner and confessed his crimes in open court, gave in-camera statement to the judicial magistrate at Bankura district court in West Bengal on Thursday.

“Udayan’s appeal to give in-camera statement was granted by the court and his confession was recorded (under IPC section 164) today (Thursday) in two different segments,” Bankura Police Superintendent Sukhendu Hira told IANS over phone.

Police said, the accused was sent to a day’s judicial custody on Wednesday and was kept in segregation on the night before his in-camera statement.

Das, who was in the custody of Bankura police for eight days, would be taken away by the Raipur police in transit remand on Friday night to interrogate him about his parent’s murder.

“Raipur police is given the transit remand for five days to take Das in their custody. They would be heading towards Raipur on Friday night,” a police source said.

During interrogation by the state police earlier, Das confessed that he killed his live-in partner Akansha Sharma when she came to know about his parent’s murder and wanted to leave him.

He also confessed killing both his parents at their Raipur residence to take away their property and making foreign trips with their money.

Das was brought to West Bengal from Bhopal on transit remand by the Bankura police and remanded in police custody for eight days by the Bankura district court on February 7.

He was arrested on February 2 by the West Bengal Police on charges of murdering his live-in partner and entombing her body in a concrete block inside his house in Saketnagar in Bhopal.