Melbourne, Aug 25 : The Australian Police have said that the nine-year-old boy of Indian origin Yadav Munohur had a strong fascination for water, and this may have been the reason why he was attracted towards the Gardiners Creek where he drowned to death on August 7.
The police maintained that the nine-year-old school boy had been "fascinated with water and sea creatures" when he supposedly disappeared into the Gardiners Creek.
Sergeant Chris Jones said that a search of Yadav's school bag had found homework about sea creatures, water and rainfall, and that the primary school student was also due to attend an excursion to Melbourne Aquarium, reported The Age.
Hawthorn boy Yadav Munohur, whose body was found on Saturday from the Gardiners Creek, opposite the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, was cremated this morning laid to rest at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery yesterday.
After the funeral, Sergeant Chris Jones said: "We can't presume anything. But we believe he was fascinated with water, it was on his mind. We don't know how, why or what drew him to the water."
Yadav disappeared on August 7 after a disagreement with his mother about going to H.A. Smith Reserve, near his family's Glenferrie Road flat, to play. Later, on August 21, CityLink construction workers found his body in Gardiners Creek.
Police today said the search for Yadav, who had only arrived in Australia four months ago with his adopted family, had been heart wrenching.