Don't jump to conclusions about Indian boy's death: Rudd, Brumby

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Melbourne, Mar 5(ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Victorian Premier John Brumby have urged people not to jump to conclusions over the death of three-year-old Indian boy Gurshan Singh Kaurchanna in Melbourne.

Gurshan's body was found dumped by the side of a road in Melbourne's suburbs six hours after he disappeared from a relative's home in Lalor on Thursday.

Prime Minister Rudd said if it was murder, people need to pause and introspect about its implications on society.

Brumby, who was informed of the murder, said he found the case "deeply and personally distressing", and urged the public not to jump to conclusions in linking the death with recent attacks on Indian nationals.

"There are no visible signs of the cause of death at this stage ... but I think it's very important that no one jumps to conclusions," quoted Brumby, as saying.

"The most important thing is that we find the cause of death and bring those responsible to justice and I can only repeat from the point of view of the Government and the police force in Victoria, every single resource is being devoted to this effort," he added.

Brumby said he had spoken to Indian High Commissioner Sujatha Singh and advised her that "no stone will be left unturned" in the murder investigation.

"I do want to assure the community that every possible step is being taken to solve this crime," Brumby said.

"What has occurred is an unthinkable tragedy, as I've said it is deeply, deeply distressing, it is always a terrible thing whenever the life of any child is lost but for one so young I know that all Victorians and all Australians would find this so distressing," he added.

He further said his thoughts went out to Gurshan's family and friends.

"Today is about mourning the death of a child, a three-year-old child, and the loss of a three-year-old child so young is a terrible, terrible tragedy, which I find personally distressing," he said.

A local council worker found Gurshan's body, 30 kilometers from where he was last seen at a relative's home in Lalor.

Victoria Police said that an autopsy of Gurshan has not been determined, and his body had no injury signs.

Homicide detectives are leading the investigation, which has been classified as a suspicious death. (ANI)

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