Thiruvananthapuram: Student Federation of India (SFI) leaders AN Naseem and Sivaranjith, who are the main accused in the Thiruvananthapuram University College student stabbing case, have confessed to Kerala crime branch team that Public Service Commission (PSC) questions were leaked to them.

The two accused in the stabbing incident, Sivaranjith and Nazeem, were ranked first and 28th respectively in the PSC rank list for appointment as civil police officers.

In the initial investigation, the duo gave different statements about the case, but when proofs were presented, both the accused admitted to the crime. The investigating team has launched a hunt to recover the electronic gadgets used to commit fraud.

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The duo's mobile phones also are yet to be traced. Kerala crime branch sources said they suspect that answers were sent as SMSes to the accused. The PSC’s role will also be probed.

On July 12, Naseem and Sivaranjith and four more members of the SFI stabbed the 20-year-old Akhil in the campus of Thiruvananthapuram University College.

According to reports, Akhil had allegedly fought with the SFI leaders in the college for singing a song. According to sources, Akhil and SFI leaders in the college engaged in a verbal duel which escalated into Akhil being stabbed twice in the chest with a penknife.

Meanwhile, during raids at houses of Sivaranjith, police found four bundles of unused answer sheets belonging to the University of Kerala to which the college is affiliated to. Officials also found a seal of the physical education director. The internal vigilance committee discovered major irregularities and malpractices in police constable examination of the Kerala PSC in which the main accused in the stabbing case were also engaged.

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When police questioned Sivaranjith regarding the answer sheets, he said that he stole unused answer sheets from college because previous experiences with college authorities had led to animosity and that this was an act of vindictiveness but now he has confessed to the crime.