London, May 19 (ANI): The callous parents of the three-year old boy who was found wandering on Sydney's streets in a visibly distressed state, failed to register his absence for a full six hours.
The poor kid who was too young to even tell the police his name, had to go from street to street with child welfare workers in the hope of identifying his house.
Police assiduously searched for his home the entire day canvassing schools, pre-schools and childcare centres in the vicinity, but to no avail.
They drove around for 21/2 hours before the toddler was able to point out his house, The Telegraph reports.
It has emerged that the parents of the boy both thought their son was with the other, and were unaware that their misconception could have cost them their son's life. (ANI)