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Missing child?s body recovered

THE BODY of a child, who had been missing for the last couple of days, was recovered from the Upper Lake at Khanu Gaon under the Koh-e-Fiza police station area on Saturday.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2006 14:16 IST

THE BODY of a child, who had been missing for the last couple of days, was recovered from the Upper Lake at Khanu Gaon under the Koh-e-Fiza police station area on Saturday.

The police suspect that the child has been murdered either by drowning or through strangulation. The killer had tied a stone to the body in order to keep it under water.

Police said the child, five-year-old Ajay Kushwaha, was missing since March 2. The police had been looking for him ever since. However, the residents saw the feet of the child on the side of lake towards Khanu Gaon today afternoon.

As the water level was low on the side, the body became visible. The police found the stone tied to the child’s feet. No injury marks were found on the body leading to suspicion that the killer either strangulated the child to death or drowned him.

The deceased’s mother works at a candle-manufacturing unit and lived here with Ajay and two other daughters. The deceased’s parents live separately. The deceased’s father lives in Ganj Basoda and wanted his son to live with him.

CSP Ajay Pandey said the body was sent for post-mortem. Though the police suspect enmity with the child’s family as a possible cause for the murder, it is yet to get any clue about the identity of the killer. The Koh-e-Fiza police are interrogating the local residents and investigating the matter.

First Published: Mar 05, 2006 14:16 IST