He, however, pretended to be a well-wisher before Ashish's family," she added.
"Avadhesh also lied to Ashish's family and said he works with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
When Ashish replied that Karan asked him not to visit his house, Avadhesh smothered him to death, wrapped the body and placed it in a cupboard.
"Avadhesh told police Ashish's parents used to abuse him in his absence and did not like his visits to their house," Deputy Commissioner of Police Aslam Khan told IANS.
He stayed in a neighbouring house near the victim -- seven-year-old Ashish -- in Swaroop Nagar in west Delhi.
"We have recovered the body and sent it for post mortem."Avadhesh also lied to Ashish's family and said he works with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He told police he was preparing for a competitive examination and also appeared for an UPSC examination thrice.Police said Ashish Singh went missing on January 7 following which Avadhesh, along with the grandfather of the victim, had registered a missing complaint at the Swaroop Nagar police station. Avadhesh did that in order to avoid any suspicion."During investigation, police teams examined all CCTV footage, took help of local surveillance but did not get any solid lead to track the minor boy," DCP Khan said."Since no ransom call was made, we investigated the case from all possible angles instead of kidnapping. During investigation, Avadhesh presented himself as a very confident person. Police teams recorded his, other family members' and others' statements," she said.The victim's parents, who run a grocery shop, suspected Avadhesh after he stopped visiting their house since the last three days. He was a frequent visitor earlier. "The family informed police and during cross checking, Avadhesh changed his statements continuously. At last, he broke down and confessed to his crime," the officer added.Avadhesh also made false promises to Ashish's grandfather that he would get his son employed with the CBI.
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