Guwahati, Nov 8: The Chandan Nagar elderly couple murder case has put a question mark on the police investigation with accused Akash Choudhury reiterating his innocence on Monday.
"I did not commit the crime. I swear in the name of my children. I admitted about the crime before the police to escape the torture in custody. During questioning the police beat me a lot. Even now I am not in a condition to walk properly," Akash told mediapersons on the premises of the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup(M) today.
Akash was produced before the court as his 14-day judicial custody ended today. The court again sent him to 14-day judicial custody.
Dispur Police Station had detained Akash after the incident came to light and on October 29, the police claimed that he had confessed to the crime during questioning.
Akash was working as a caretaker of the elderly couple for several years. The police had also questioned Akash's wife in connection with the incident.
Meanwhile, this correspondent called a number of senior police officials for their comments, but none responded.