Patna/Aurangabad, Mar 26 : While the relatives of the nine-year-old abandoned boy found in London aver that the boy of Indian origin is their child who was kidnapped nearly three years ago, police officials say that the identity is yet to be established.
A family of Aurangabad in Bihar has claimed that Gurinder is their child Sintu. According to them, the pictures of the abandoned boy in London telecasted by some news channels, resemble their missing child Sintu.
"Gurinder is of course Sintu. Look at the facial structure, the resemblance, the complexion, the dimple on the cheek all suggest that the he is the same child. Gurinder says that he was kept in captivity for three years and our child has also been missing since the past three years, this further reinforces the fact," said Bhim Singh, Sintu's uncle.
Gurrinder Singh, who only speaks Punjabi, was found alone in Southall, west London last week saying his uncle had not returned after leaving him at the bus stop, Scotland Yard said in a statement.
Speaking through an interpreter, the nine-year-old told police he had been living in a three-bedroom house with his uncle -- described as white and in his 30s -- for two to three years.
But the police officials maintain that things cannot be confirmed before the facts are established.
"After the parents of the child saw the photographs shown on the television and they claim that Gurinder is Sintu. But we have to investigate into the matter. We have got in touch with the commissioner there and adopt a legal procedure to establish things. But yes, what shall play an important role in the investigations is the DNA test," said Anil Sinha, Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order.
Sintu's parents have sought help from the Bihar Government and the police to bring him back to India.
According to them, Sintu was abducted on March 3, 2005 while playing outside his house in Kikri area that falls under Sadar police station.
The family is optimistic about getting back their lost child after seeing his photographs on a television news channel that beamed a report about a boy of Indian origin found in London by the police last week.
The family, however, still has a long way to go as the identity of the 'lost boy in London' is yet to be established.
Though the prospect of reuniting with their lost child has filled the family with hope, it is still a long way before anything concrete comes up as the identity of the boy is yet to be established.