New Delhi, Mar 31 (PTI) The body of a three-year-old boy, who was missing since Friday, was found in a drain in outer Delhi’s Narela today, police said. Also Read - Delhi: 5 injured in Fire at JJ Camp Locality, Rescue Operations Underway
Police suspect that the child could have accidentally fallen into the uncovered drain. Also Read - Coronavirus: Another Day of Low Spike in Delhi, 1,246 New Cases Today
Till now, no foul play is suspected, they said. Also Read - COVID Patients With no Facility at Home Should Visit Govt Centre, Says Delhi LG; Revokes Earlier Order
Police had yesterday registered a case of kidnapping on the complaint of his parents.
The child lived with his parents and sister in a rented home in Gautam Colony. His father works as a labourer, said police.
On Friday afternoon, the boy was playing outside his home with other children while his family members were inside.
Few minutes later, his mother went to bring him inside but found him missing.
She initially thought that her neighbour would have taken her son to his home. But when she could not find him at her neighbours’ home, she alerted her husband, the police said.
Following which the couple approached police, they added.
This morning, they resumed the search for the boy and broke the wall of the drain, police said.
The boy’s body was found trapped in the mud and waste in the drain, they said.
The body’s postmortem report is awaited, the police added.
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