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Sikh boy abandoned in London traced to family in Punjab

The mystery behind an 11-year-old Sikh boy, found abandoned in London in March last year, appeared to have been solved as he has been traced to a family in Punjab after matching of the DNA samples.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2009 10:02 IST

The mystery behind an 11-year-old Sikh boy, found abandoned in London in March last year, appeared to have been solved as he has been traced to a family in Punjab after matching of the DNA samples. Officials have discovered that the uncle of the boy Gurinder Singh lives in Hoshiarpur in Punjab after they carried out the DNA tests.

The boy, who speaks no English, was found alone at a Southall health centre last March and may now finally be able to return home.

Gurinder had told the Metropolitan Police through an interpreter that a "white uncle" had left him at a bus stop in the area and not come back.

The boy has since been placed with a foster family in west London.

The case will now be submitted to the High Court for further examination and a decision on whether Gurinder should be returned to India, 'Evening Standard' reported. It said his mother is believed to be in France after leaving him here and his father in Germany. Police believe that they both might be guilty of flouting EU immigration rules, which is why the child was abandoned, the report said.