2-yr-old strangled: Mumbai cops suspect relatives killed him over property dispute with his father
Mumbai city news: The situation remained tense at the Kanchpada chawl after locals discovered that the boy’s relatives had been taken in for questioningUpdated: Jun 28, 2017 14:31 IST
A day after the body of two-year-old boy was found wrapped in a plastic bag in a chawl in Malad (West), police are questioning his family. They suspect relatives, angered by a property dispute with the boy’s father, killed him.
The boy, Vivaan Kandu, went missing from his house in Kanchpada, Malad around 6 pm on Monday. His parents were detained after Vivaan’s body was found outside their house around 3.45 am on Tuesday.
Locals said the boy’s relatives had fought with his father Sandeep last month. “They were engaged in a property dispute. The accused live on a property belonging to Sandeep’s father,” said a relative, who lives nearby.
Officers from the Malad police station said Vivaan had been strangled. While locals searched the area, one of them searched nearby railway stations, suspecting hawkers had kidnapped Vivaan.
“A local resident said he last saw Vivaan at Liberty Gardens. We went there but did not find him,” said a man, identified only as Sanjiv.
The situation remained tense at the Kanchpada chawl after locals discovered that Sandeep’s relatives had been taken in for questioning. No arrests have been made so far.
First Published: Jun 28, 2017 14:26 IST