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A Delhi court acquitted a man confessed to have strangled his 4-year-old son due to financial crisis, which said the police has failed to prove even a single link of circumstantial evidence against him.

Additional Sessions Judge Vijay Kumar Dahiya acquitted Rakesh Kumar, the father of the deceased saying the police has failed to prove even the motive behind the offence.The court said the prosecution has failed to prove either the motive or the alleged confession made by the accused before his wife and his father in law respectively or that the deceased was last seen with the accused.

As such prosecution has failed to prove even a single link in the chain of circumstantial evidence and there is no evidence to connect the accused with the alleged offence,” it added.

The police had said the boy had gone missing on February 9, 2011 while he was playing outside his house at Najafgarh in West Delhi.Accordingly, Kumar and his wife had lodged missing report for their minor son with the nearby police station. On Feburary 10, 2011 the police got the information that a dead body of a boy has been recovered.

The body was identified by Kumar and his wife as their minor son, it said.The police also said feeling guilty of his offence, Kumar himself had admitted before his wife and father-in-law that on account of the low income and heavy indebtedness, he killed his own son.

The police had told the court that Kumar had made his confession even before the police and had sought punishment for his crime

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