The body of a seven-year-old boy was found from a water tank at a construction site in Nand Gram on Friday afternoon. The family said the boy, identified as Ansh, had gone missing on Thursday evening and they had been looking from him since then.
The victim’s father Amit Kumar, who hails from Bihar and works with a private security firm, said he had returned home from work around 6.30 pm on Thursday to find that Ansh was missing from the house.
“He had come from school and gone to attend his tuition, but never returned. I asked his mother but she said he could have gone to his grandparents’ house as they live nearby. He was not there either. We searched the whole night and also on Friday. When we were going to police station to hand over his photograph, we received information that his body was recovered from near the water tank,” Kumar said.
“I don’t have any enmity with anyone. I am surprised how he went missing and was found at the under-construction building,” he added.
However, later in the evening the po
lice said that Ansh and his mother had gone to a nearby temple on Thursday evening and he went missing while his mother was performing puja.
“The place where the body was found is barely 50 metres from the temple. It is suspected that he drowned inside the tank as the body was found swollen. However, the post-mortem will reveal the exact details. We are carrying out an investigation,” said Avnish Gautam, station house officer, Sihani Gate.