In a complete u-turn the juvenile has retracted his statement given to the CBI in connection with the Ryan murder case. He told a team of CBI officials and a legal cum probation officer of the district child protection unit that he was forced to make the confession. The CBI had earlier told the court that the child in conflict had confessed to killing Pradyuman Thakur. He is also alleged to have told the CBI that he committed the murder as he had exam phobia and wanted the same postponed. CBI officials say that this is not a setback to the investigation. The court does not consider a confessional statement before an investigation agency of evidentiary value. However what is important is that the confession has led to the recovery of a weapon and hence there is credence to the statement.