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7-year-old boy’s death in Vasco: foul play ruled out



The postmortem report on the 7-year-old boy whose body was recovered from a secluded place metres away from Vasco Saptah fair venue on Monday morning, has ruled out the possibilities of foul play and sexual abuse.

As per the postmortem conducted at GMC morgue, the boy died due to cranio cerebral damage with blunt chest trauma consequent to the blood force impact by surface and or object, which was ante-mortem and fatal in nature, Deputy Superintendent of Police Vasco Sunita Sawant said briefing media persons on Tuesday.

“We found slippers of the boy atop the Kossambe building. The boy had sustained grievous multiple injuries to his head and there is no possibility that he was sexually abused or physically assaulted,” said Sawant.

“Police are investigating why and with whom the boy had climbed the terrace of the Kossambe building. Under what circumstances his short pant found its way on the empty water tank,” she said.

“The boy tried to get up from the ground despite injuries to his head and fracture to his skull. His brain was damaged. As per the doctor, the boy collapsed from a height. If somebody had forcibly pushed him, his bones would have got damaged. After going missing at 6.16 pm on Sunday, the boy was alive for the next two hours as per assessment made by the doctor at the time of postmortem. The doctors found undigested rice in his stomach which he had consumed in the afternoon,” said Sawant.

It may be recalled that the body of a 7-year-old boy who had gone missing from Sunday evening was found at a secluded place behind Kossambe building in Vasco on Monday morning. His family members had suspected foul play into the death. Vasco police in this connection have registered a kidnapping case.

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