Mumbai: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) recruit from Kalyan, Areeb Majeed (23), who was arrested shortly after his return to Mumbai, has confessed of being a trained suicide bomber, according to some media reports.
The stunning revelation was reportedly made by him during the course of interrogation.
As per the reports, the youth also said that he had made three unsuccessful attempts on security forces at vital installations in Syria.
The bullet injuries were sustained in one of the battles Areeb fought for the terror outfit ISIS.
Earlier, Areeb had said that he was a civil engineer and he was deployed to work in Mosul dam as a mason following instructions from some ISIS leaders. He was injured while working at the dam following an aerial attack.
The security agencies recently performed a lie detector test on him which confirmed their suspicion that he was lying. When confronted with test results and sustained interrogation, Majeed is learnt to have broken down and confessed.
He has been interrogated for over one week by the NIA and Intelligence Bureau.
After sustaining bullet injuries, he was given US 2,000 by the ISIS as reward and medical assistance before he fled to Turkey, officials involved in the interrogation process said.