Manoharan, the second accused in the abduction and murder of siblings in Coimbatore, deposed before the Judicial Magistrate here on Friday.

The in-camera deposition was recorded by the Judicial Magistrate, L.S. Sathyamoorthy, from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

As the special team of the city police had filed a petition before Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinivasan stating that the deposition/confession of the accused needed to be recorded, he ordered that Judicial Magistrate 1 would record the statement.

The deposition is expected to continue for one more day.

The first accused in the case, Mohan alias Mohanraj alias Mohanakrishnan, was shot dead by the police in an “encounter” when he reportedly tried to escape from custody while in transit on November 9.