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Beltola Murder Case: Main accused denies killing, claims police tortured him to confess

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Taking a twist in the double murder case that occurred on October 25th in Guwahati’s Chandan Nagar neighbourhood, Survey in Beltola, the prime accused, Akash Choudhury (caretaker), has claimed that the city police tortured him into confessing the crime.

Reportedly, the accused was taken to the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) court for a hearing.

The recent twist in the murder case

Addressing the media on Monday Akash Choudhury said, “I swear on my child. I haven’t killed them. The police had tortured me to confess the crime. They tortured me to such extent that I was unable to walk.”

In response to the latest developments in the case, Joint Commissioner of Police P.S. Mahanta stated that the police have adequate evidence to prosecute Choudhury and he also acknowledged his wrongdoing. However, at present, sharing any specifics about the murder motive will be impossible, Joint Commissioner of Police P.S informed.

Latest developments made by the police

The accused, according to the Joint Commissioner, carried the murder with a ‘stone-like substance’ as a weapon and marked that Choudhury was single-handedly responsible for the murder.

The police apprehended one of the four people, Akash Choudhury, on November 8. In addition, Satyendra Singh and Paresh Choudhury, two more suspects, had been held for questioning. The police report states that Singh was at the home of the victims on Monday night.

Quick recap on initial reports

Initial reports by authorities at the time held that some robbers broke into the residence through a damaged window and plundered a large amount of property.

The bodies were discovered in the bed, and they were allegedly killed with a sharp object. When the caretaker arrived at the residence to serve the elderly couple breakfast, he discovered their bodies.

Media statements made by the victims’ daughters

Deceased Noni Gopal Baruah (87) and Mina Baruah (76), are currently survived by two daughters who used to live outside the state. Speaking to the media one of the daughters had said, “Culprits should get punishment. Today, my parents were murdered. Tomorrow, others may be victims”.

Also Read: OLD COUPLE MURDER CASE: CM HIMANTA BISWA SARMA PAYS VISIT TO MURDER SITE IN BELTOLA

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