Melbourne, Mar 4(ANI): Victoria Police has said that they have found the body of a young boy in Melbourne, which fits the description of a three-year-old Indian boy reported missing earlier in the day.
"A council worker driving past noticed a body on the side of the road. It's a three-year-old child of a similar description of the child that went missing," News.com.au quoted a police official, as saying.
A three-year-old Indian boy, Gurshan Singh, who was holidaying here with his parents for the past three months, had gone missing from a relative's home in Lalor at around 1.10 pm (AEDT) on Thursday.
It is believed his mother was having a shower and the boy, who does not speak English, may have wandered out the front door.
As soon as the parents discovered the boy was missing, boy's mother, Sim Kaur and another member of the household launched a search nearby to no avail.
A huge air and ground search units was called in to help find the toddler, described as dark skinned, brown hair and wearing a grey top and blue jeans.
However, the search teams had failed to locate Gurshan, and the police later issued a plea for public help to find him.
Parents and police were concerned, as there had been no sightings of the boy since he went missing, and feared that he may have been snatched.
"Maybe someone picked him up ... whatever. I don't know," Kaur had said. (ANI)