Lieutenant Colonel Kandaswamy Ramaraj gets life imprisonment for killing Dilshan, a 13-year-old who trespassed into army cantonment to pluck almonds. The incident took place in Chennai in Jul 2011.
The investigating officials earlier had termed the murder case a "straight case" in their media briefing on the murder.
The CB-CID ADGP R Sekar in his briefing said that the retired Army officer Ramaraj, 58, got retired on Apr 30th and is a native of Madurai. He also claimed that a 30 MI US springfield rifle was used in the firing and was a personal unlicensed weapon. The weapon was recovered later by the investigating officials.
Sekar also said in his press briefing that the recovery of the weapon was the most challenging and the crucial part in the cracking of the case. He said that scientific and physical evidence along with ballistic evidence was taken into consideration before zeroing in on the culprit. He also stressed the co-operation rendered to the investigative team by the Army personnel.