The preliminary medical report of the four-year-old boy whose body was found in a watchman’s cabin near Asalpha junction on Sunday evening has ruled out any sexual assault.
The report said four-year-old Rohit Singh, a resident of Sakinaka, was found with his with his throat slit and had no other injury on his body.
The body has been sent for viscera tests to find out if he was given anything to eat to make him unconscious.
The boy had gone missing around 2 pm on Sunday. His parents had registered a missing persons complaint only to be told a few hours later that their son’s body was found in a cabin near Asalpha junction some distance from their residence.
A police inspector from Ghatkopar said: “As the body of the deceased was found in a cabin used by a watchman to check on autorickshaw’s parked there at night, we are also questioning the autorickshaw drivers.
The watchman is in the cabin throughout the day except between 11am and 6pm.
“The body was kept there when the watchman was absent so we suspect that someone who knew the schedule well may be behind the murder,” the police inspector said on
condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to talk to the media.
When the watchman reported to work at 6 pm on Sunday, he found the body.
He added, “We are also questioning the locals to find out if the parents of the deceased had a fight with someone who may have taken revenge.”
A police inspector from Ghatkopar police station said, “We found glass pieces of a country beer bottle and shreds of wire that have been sent for forensic testing.”
Rohit had been admitted to nursery earlier this year.
The boy’s father, Ramesh (28), said: “Rohit was a lively boy. His loss will be very difficult to bear.”
On Monday, about 250 residents protested at the Kamani junction demanding the accused be tracked down quickly.
They pelted stones when the police tried to stop them thereby damaging windowpanes of two BEST buses.
K.S. Chaudhari, senior police inspector of the Vinoba Bhave police station, said: “Around 12.30 pm, the traffic was blocked for around 15 to 20 minutes at the Kamani junction. We have registered a case of rioting against the protestors and arrested four people.”