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Post  Justiceforallkids on Fri 5 Mar - 5:37

Vic police hunt for toddler's killer

Vic police hunt for toddler's killer
AAP March 5, 2010, 2:26 pm

The little boy was screaming and then there was silence. Six hours later his body was found dumped 30 kilometres away but police don't know how or why.

Homicide detectives joined political leaders on Friday in urging the public not to speculate on how three-year-old Indian boy Gurshan Singh could have died.

The plea came amid fears his death could be linked to the recent spate of attacks against Indian students and could jeopardise the police investigation.

The boy's Indian mother, who is studying in Melbourne after arriving in Australia six weeks ago, had been in the shower when the boy vanished from their home in Lalor in the city's northern suburbs on Thursday, police say.

The boy had been screaming because his father had gone to the library without him, says one of the family's housemates, Sim Kaur.

"He stopped shouting and I thought, what happened?" Ms Kaur, 24, told reporters at the home in David Street, Lalor.

She said his father had left for the library with another housemate. The family would regularly go to the library - a quick one-minute walk - so they first thought the little boy had tried to follow the father, she said.

When they realised the boy wasn't at the library, the family's cousin alerted police to his disappearance around 1.10pm (AEDT) on Thursday.

His body was found by a council worker dumped in long grass by the side of a road about 30km away in Oaklands Junction, around 7pm (AEDT). He was fully clothed in blue jeans and a grey top.

The child's parents are staying at a relative's house in Thomastown and are appealing for privacy.

They have been visited by local community members and the Indian Consul-General Anita Nayar.

Local Darebin councillor Tim Singh Laurence said the family was "shattered" and had asked for privacy.

"At the moment we are just asking for people to respect the privacy of the family and respect the grieving process they are going through, and respect the process of Victorian police and allow them to investigate the matter," he said.

"Of course we are asking for calm in the Indian community throughout Melbourne and also the Indian community back in India."

He said the family would be given the full assistance of the Victorian government, the Indian High Commission and community groups in the northern suburbs.

The parents were being provided with Punjabi translators, he told reporters.

Victoria Police Detective Inspector Steve Clark said the boy's body had no obvious signs of injuries and an autopsy had not revealed how he died - leading police to classify his death as "suspicious" instead of an official homicide.

Police have interviewed a large number of witnesses but said they were "desperate" to hear from more.

"There's a range of further forensic tests that need to be conducted and we're awaiting those results," Det Clark said of the boy's cause of death.

Both Deputy Commissioner Sir Ken Jones and Victorian Premier John Brumby urged the public not to speculate on the case.

"I think it's very important that no one jumps to conclusions," Mr Brumby said.

Sir Ken said the investigation could be damaged by such public speculation.

"It's very important that those who may or may not become suspects - that we're able to interview them without them having read speculative theories," he said.

Police would not say if they have identified any suspects at this time.

The family arrived in Melbourne from India on January 9 but had decided to leave next week because the father could not find work.

The pale green weatherboard house where Gurshan lived is located directly across the road from St Luke's Primary School, where parents were dropping off children on Friday morning.
Neighbours said they didn't know the family.

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Re: Vic police hunt for toddler's killer

Post  Justiceforallkids on Fri 5 Mar - 5:39

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Vic police hunt for toddler's killer
AAP March 5, 2010, 2:26 pm

The little boy was screaming and then there was silence. Six hours later his body was found dumped 30 kilometres away but police don't know how or why.

Homicide detectives joined political leaders on Friday in urging the public not to speculate on how three-year-old Indian boy Gurshan Singh could have died.

The plea came amid fears his death could be linked to the recent spate of attacks against Indian students and could jeopardise the police investigation.

The boy's Indian mother, who is studying in Melbourne after arriving in Australia six weeks ago, had been in the shower when the boy vanished from their home in Lalor in the city's northern suburbs on Thursday, police say.

The boy had been screaming because his father had gone to the library without him, says one of the family's housemates, Sim Kaur.

"He stopped shouting and I thought, what happened?" Ms Kaur, 24, told reporters at the home in David Street, Lalor.

She said his father had left for the library with another housemate. The family would regularly go to the library - a quick one-minute walk - so they first thought the little boy had tried to follow the father, she said.

When they realised the boy wasn't at the library, the family's cousin alerted police to his disappearance around 1.10pm (AEDT) on Thursday.

His body was found by a council worker dumped in long grass by the side of a road about 30km away in Oaklands Junction, around 7pm (AEDT). He was fully clothed in blue jeans and a grey top.

The child's parents are staying at a relative's house in Thomastown and are appealing for privacy.

They have been visited by local community members and the Indian Consul-General Anita Nayar.

Local Darebin councillor Tim Singh Laurence said the family was "shattered" and had asked for privacy.

"At the moment we are just asking for people to respect the privacy of the family and respect the grieving process they are going through, and respect the process of Victorian police and allow them to investigate the matter," he said.

"Of course we are asking for calm in the Indian community throughout Melbourne and also the Indian community back in India."

He said the family would be given the full assistance of the Victorian government, the Indian High Commission and community groups in the northern suburbs.

The parents were being provided with Punjabi translators, he told reporters.

Victoria Police Detective Inspector Steve Clark said the boy's body had no obvious signs of injuries and an autopsy had not revealed how he died - leading police to classify his death as "suspicious" instead of an official homicide.

Police have interviewed a large number of witnesses but said they were "desperate" to hear from more.

"There's a range of further forensic tests that need to be conducted and we're awaiting those results," Det Clark said of the boy's cause of death.

Both Deputy Commissioner Sir Ken Jones and Victorian Premier John Brumby urged the public not to speculate on the case.

"I think it's very important that no one jumps to conclusions," Mr Brumby said.

Sir Ken said the investigation could be damaged by such public speculation.

"It's very important that those who may or may not become suspects - that we're able to interview them without them having read speculative theories," he said.

Police would not say if they have identified any suspects at this time.

The family arrived in Melbourne from India on January 9 but had decided to leave next week because the father could not find work.

The pale green weatherboard house where Gurshan lived is located directly across the road from St Luke's Primary School, where parents were dropping off children on Friday morning.
Neighbours said they didn't know the family.


this is being treated as highly suspect and i know it is because there is current tension between australia and india several indians have been killed in australia the last few months i dont know how a 3 year old would get 30 kms on his own though he was placed where he was found by someone at least this poor little boys parents are willing to help victoria police though the help of translators

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Post  lynn on Fri 5 Mar - 6:17

The baby was screaming and then all went quiet. How he got 30 kms away is the mystery too. So tragic.

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Post  Justiceforallkids on Fri 5 Mar - 6:23

lynn wrote:The baby was screaming and then all went quiet. How he got 30 kms away is the mystery too. So tragic.

the baby couldnt speak any english either he would have been beyond terrfied:( my mum thinks possibly the family is involved!!!

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Post  Justiceforallkids on Fri 5 Mar - 9:40

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Post  Guest on Fri 5 Mar - 9:46

Its sounds to me like the mother dealt with his crying. I hope i'm wrong but I doubt it.

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Post  Justiceforallkids on Fri 5 Mar - 9:50

Jennifer wrote:Its sounds to me like the mother dealt with his crying. I hope i'm wrong but I doubt it.

hmmm but how would she have taken him 30km in a huge city before the dad got home??? they dont have a car i dont think

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Post  lynn on Fri 5 Mar - 10:11

Wouldn't be surprised if something has gone terribly wrong in that house as apparently the child screamed and shouted a lot before this last incident. Someone from the church across the road would have seen a young child wandering around and done something to help, but apparently no one saw anything. Wonder if the child had a medical problem though as the housemate heard the noise then all went quiet.

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Post  Justiceforallkids on Fri 5 Mar - 10:15

lynn wrote:Wouldn't be surprised if something has gone terribly wrong in that house as apparently the child screamed and shouted a lot before this last incident. Someone from the church across the road would have seen a young child wandering around and done something to help, but apparently no one saw anything. Wonder if the child had a medical problem though as the housemate heard the noise then all went quiet.

that doesnt explain how he got 30km away near melbourne airport in a ditch? notice the parents have NOT been ruled out yet?

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Post  Lizzy11268 on Fri 5 Mar - 10:23

I don't think anyone's been ruled out yet, rightly so.

Poor little lad, whatever happened.

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Post  T4two on Fri 5 Mar - 10:38

Yes, it sounds too close for comfort - prolonged crying or screaming, silence and then disappearance.

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Post  kitti on Fri 5 Mar - 14:02

Already it has been labelled an abduction and murder with little tangible evidence to support the theory.....

The possiblity off a child walking out off the house in full view of people and being taken by an oppotunist abductor is slim.


THIS IS WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE OZZIE PAPERS.


WHY CANT OURS VIEW THINGS LIKE THEM.

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Post  T4two on Fri 5 Mar - 14:18

kitti wrote:Already it has been labelled an abduction and murder with little tangible evidence to support the theory.....

The possiblity off a child walking out off the house in full view of people and being taken by an oppotunist abductor is slim.


THIS IS WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE OZZIE PAPERS.


WHY CANT OURS VIEW THINGS LIKE THEM.

Because Madeleine didn't disappear in the UK but in Portugal so it must have been something to do with swarthy foreigners

Because British newspapers are basically racist

Because most of the people who write the rubbish you read in British Newspapers are expressing their personal opinions, not reporting news, and are McCann class parents themselves

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Post  Justiceforallkids on Sat 6 Mar - 3:51

Toddler's parents to view boy's body
AAP March 6, 2010, 1:03 pm


The parents of the three-year-old Indian boy found dumped in Melbourne's northern suburbs have been taken to the coroner to view his body.

The couple left a cousin's home in Thomastown on Saturday morning and were accompanied by the Indian Consul General.

Housemate Ajay Pathania told AAP it will be an emotional day for the family and they are expected to take several hours at the viewing.

Little Gurshan Singh vanished from his home on Thursday afternoon when Mr Pathania was at the library with the boy's father. "We got a call from his mother and we didn't know where the boy was," he said on Saturday.He ran down David Street with the boy's father and then jumped in their vehicle and drove around the laneways and nearby streets but couldn't find him.

"The police were here quickly," he said.

Another housemate has said that the boy had been screaming that afternoon because they had left for the library without him.

The boy's mother had been taking a shower.

"He stopped shouting and I thought what happened?" Sim Kaur told reporters on Friday.

The boy's body was found six hours later about 20 kilometres away fully clothed with no injuries.

Police say further forensic tests are needed after an autopsy came back as inconclusive.

Since the toddler's death a stream of neighbours have dropped off flowers and toys in his memory.

"It's very touching to see," Mr Pathania said.

About two dozen different types of flowers have been laid outside the couple's Lalor home on David Street, nestled next to stuffed teddy bears and toy trucks.

"Sorry for your tragic loss from a caring grandmother," says one card attached to a bunch of orange roses.

"Little angel Gurshan! My heart goes out to you," says another card.

"Another innocent life taken what is this world coming to when children are not safe in their own home," says another card.

The parents are expected to return to their cousin's home this afternoon after viewing the body. Both were interviewed by police on Friday night but a police spokeswoman stressed they were not under arrest.
Police have not said if they have any suspects and have appealed for more witnesses.

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Post  Justiceforallkids on Sat 6 Mar - 3:52

carlymichelle wrote:Toddler's parents to view boy's body
AAP March 6, 2010, 1:03 pm


The parents of the three-year-old Indian boy found dumped in Melbourne's northern suburbs have been taken to the coroner to view his body.

The couple left a cousin's home in Thomastown on Saturday morning and were accompanied by the Indian Consul General.

Housemate Ajay Pathania told AAP it will be an emotional day for the family and they are expected to take several hours at the viewing.

Little Gurshan Singh vanished from his home on Thursday afternoon when Mr Pathania was at the library with the boy's father. "We got a call from his mother and we didn't know where the boy was," he said on Saturday.He ran down David Street with the boy's father and then jumped in their vehicle and drove around the laneways and nearby streets but couldn't find him.

"The police were here quickly," he said.

Another housemate has said that the boy had been screaming that afternoon because they had left for the library without him.

The boy's mother had been taking a shower.

"He stopped shouting and I thought what happened?" Sim Kaur told reporters on Friday.

The boy's body was found six hours later about 20 kilometres away fully clothed with no injuries.

Police say further forensic tests are needed after an autopsy came back as inconclusive.

Since the toddler's death a stream of neighbours have dropped off flowers and toys in his memory.

"It's very touching to see," Mr Pathania said.

About two dozen different types of flowers have been laid outside the couple's Lalor home on David Street, nestled next to stuffed teddy bears and toy trucks.

"Sorry for your tragic loss from a caring grandmother," says one card attached to a bunch of orange roses.

"Little angel Gurshan! My heart goes out to you," says another card.

"Another innocent life taken what is this world coming to when children are not safe in their own home," says another card.

The parents are expected to return to their cousin's home this afternoon after viewing the body. Both were interviewed by police on Friday night but a police spokeswoman stressed they were not under arrest.
Police have not said if they have any suspects and have appealed for more witnesses.


The parents are expected to return to their cousin's home this afternoon after viewing the body. Both were interviewed by police on Friday night but a police spokeswoman stressed they were not under arrest.


............intresting the police sound suspicious...,

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