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Delhi: Missing 6-year-old found dead in car, cops say heat could have killed him

The six-year-old boy had been missing from his home since Monday noon. By evening he was found dead with burn injuries. Cops said he could have been trapped in the car and died due to heat and suffocation.

delhi Updated: Jun 15, 2017 10:38 IST
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The boy was found in a car parked outside his house in Rani Bag, near Rohini, at around 4pm.
The boy was found in a car parked outside his house in Rani Bag, near Rohini, at around 4pm. (Picture: Sourced)

A six-year-old boy, who was missing since noon, was found dead in a car on Monday. The boy was found in a car parked outside his house in Rani Bag, near Rohini, at around 4pm.

“Prima facie it indicates that it was due to the heat as the incident happened around noon. It was very hot, and being inside car, the boy may have suffocated. The suffocation might have caused the burn injuries. But we are investigating into the matter from all angles,” said Milind Dumbere, DCP (North-west).

Police said the parents of the child, who come from a humble background, noticed that the boy was missing around noon. The boy, Sonu, was later found in a Hyundai Accent car parked outside his house at around 4pm, and was found to have burn injuries on his body.

Though it hasn’t been determined how Sonu got into the car, primary inquiry suggests that he entered the car accidentally and couldn’t come out and died due to suffocation and heat.

The owner of the car alerted the parents, and called the police. Sonu was taken to Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, and was declared dead.