“Psycho. Psycho Stapleton” has reportedly told the British police that 23-year-old Indian student Anuj Bidve in Manchester was murdered as a part of a "gang initiation" process.
Arrested and charged with the murder, Kiaran Mark Stapleton’s reported disclosure indicates that he may have killed the Indian student to show to violent dons that he wished to join and that he had it in him to be a cold-blooded assassin.
It is an open secret that people interested in joining them are put through a test to prove their worth by gangland bosses.
It is also known that underworld gangs, existing in pockets in England, are becoming more active with rising unemployment during the past few years.
A police spokesman said: "We would not like to say anything that might jeopardize the prosecution."
A "promising and clever" student, the 23-year-old victim was shot in the head after a lone gunman approached him at around 1.30am on December 26 last. Bidve died a short time later in the hospital.
The motiveless killing has already sent shock waves nationally and internationally, particularly in India from where the victim hails. The police had been treating the murder as a hate crime.
Accused of shooting Indian student Anuj Bidve on Boxing Day, , Kiaran Mark Stapleton had earlier give his name 'Psycho Stapleton' after appearing before the Court.