Sources revealed that the 12-year-old-boy was unaware of the fact that the gun was real and loaded with bullets. He saw his uncle, Mukesh playing with that gun, so the boy assumed that it was a toy pistol.
An Investigating Officer was quoted as saying, "We have sent the boy to a remand home. We are waiting for the juvenile court's direction to proceed in the case."
V Renganathan, the additional commissioner of Police (West) was quoted as saying, "We have arrested Mukesh, who was staying in the accused child's room for the past one year. Since Mukesh is also from Azamgarh, the boy's father allowed him to stay in the room."
He added that, during the interrogation, Mukesh revealed that he had bought the pistol from one of his contacts in Uttar Pradesh and had hidden it in a trunk in the room.
The accused's father, Ramchandra Singh was arrested as he tried to destroy the evidences against his son. Gajendar, the owner of the building claimed that he gave his building on rent to earn some extra money.
Gajender was quoted as saying, "Ramchandra hails from Azamgarh and had come to Delhi three months ago with his 12-year-old son. Mukesh had moved into the room a month back.On Saturday I heard a loud thud. I rushed to the portico only to find Chandan lying in a pool of blood. I immediately called the police. I also informed Chandan's mother."
He added that Doctors at the hospital said Chandan had received a bullet wound on his head.