Three-year-old Indian boy's autopsy fails to reveal cause of death: Victoria Police

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Melbourne, Mar 5(ANI): Victoria Police has said that an autopsy of three-year-old Indian boy Gurshan Singh, who was found dead after vanishing from his Melbourne home on Thursday has not been determined.

Victoria Police Detective Inspector Steve Clark said Gurshan's body had no injury signs.

"There has been an autopsy conducted and, as I say, a range of forensic testing needs to be carried out," quoted Clark, as saying.

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

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

Clark further said that the authorities would let the victim's family see the body for formal identification.

According to Rupinda Hans, the boy's cousin, police had not let the family identify the body. They didn't even know for certain if the body was that of Gurshan.

"The police told us when it was night that in the morning we will identify baby's body, but still, what is the time and nobody come here and help us," Hans said.

"We are living in international country. We don't know who we have to consult. They told us, they found one body. If they're saying this, they should show us for identifying," she added.

The boy's mother, Harpreet Kaur Channa, was in the shower when the toddler disappeared from their home.

His father had gone to the library without the three-year-old, a housemate said.

Housemate Sim Kaur said she was at home with Channa when the boy went missing.

She said the boy had been screaming because his father had gone to the library without him.

"He stopped shouting and I thought what happened?" Kaur said.

She said his father had left for the library a few minutes earlier with another housemate.

"He was insisting to come as well, then the father refused and he started crying," she said.

Kaur said the family would go to the library two or three times a day so they initially thought the toddler had tried to follow the father.

Gurshan was due to fly home to India with his family in the next two weeks. (ANI)

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