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article imageMissing Indian Toddler Found Dead, Suspected Murder

By Sam Duck     Mar 5, 2010 in Crime
Melbourne - Police suspect foul play as a young Indian child, Gurshan Singh, was found in the grassland of Oaklands Junction. A council worker made the grisly discovery on Thursday evening, near Melbourne Airport.
Gurshan was reported to be missing around 1PM AEDT, 45 minutes after he left the house. He had left his Lalor home whilst his mother was in the shower.
The child was said to be upset after his father had not taken him to the local library. The toddler was on a three month holiday with his family.
An extensive search for Gurshan, conducted by fifteen police units assisted from the air and by the dog squad, was unable to find him. Five hours later his body was found, thirty kilometres away from where he disappeared.
The community has been rocked by the tragedy. Deputy Police Commissioner Sir Ken Jones has said, “The death of a child is an absolute tragedy.” Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Foreign Minister Stephen Smith have also passed on their condolences to the family and expressed distress at the toddler’s death.
The body underwent an autopsy and no answers as to how the boy was killed have been answered. Police have not revealed the condition of the child’s body or the circumstances of his death other than revealing, "There [was] no visible signs of the cause of death." They also said he was found fully clothed, in the jeans and grey shirt he had been last seen wearing.
Last night the parents were interviewed for five hours by police at the St. Kilda Road complex. The parents have revealed they will return to India in a weeks time, citing problems with finding work.
Jones has vowed to “to bring those responsible to justice” and has urged calm in the media. No suspects have been names and the cause of his death is still unknown.
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