New Delhi: The 19-year-old second gang-rape accused arrested from Bihar on Monday has confessed to his crime and said that he has ‘committed a big mistake’, police said on Monday.

Pradeep Ram was arrested by a joint team of Delhi and Bihar police from his maternal uncle's house in Lakhisarai area in Bihar in the wee hours on Monday.

"I have committed a big mistake", Pradeep told police when he was arrested, a Delhi Police officer said. Pradeep, a labourer, was being brought to Delhi in a chartered flight by Delhi Police at night.

An illiterate, Pradeep belongs to Ahiyapur in Sheikhupura district of Bihar. He befriended Manoj Kumar, the main accused, on a train while both were on way to Bihar from Delhi earlier this year.  Manoj Kumar, 22, was arrested on Friday from his in-laws house in Bihar's Muzaffarpur area.

Earlier, 22-year-old Manoj Kumar, the prime accused in the case, from whose room the girl was found, has blamed Pradeep for the brutal attack on the girl.  

According to police sources, Manoj has claimed that he did not sexually assault the girl and it was his friend Pradeep who had insisted on bringing the girl.

"Manoj said he met Pradeep in a train. The two were casual labourers who would often meet for a drink," a police official told said. Police said Manoj had admitted that on the day of the incident the two had been drinking, and struck up the idea of finding a girl.


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