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Updated: November 16, 2013 23:43 IST

Missing boy’s body found after a week

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Head crushed with stone and body covered with flex banner

The body of the 13-year-old boy who had gone missing on November 8 was found in Ismailpura near Lal Bahadur Shastri Nagar in HAL police station limits on Saturday morning.

Naveen, son of Dakshayini and M. Yelagan, an HAL employee, was studying in 6th standard in a private school in Indiranagar. The family lives in HAL quarters in the same area.

Naveen had gone to a park on November 8 and had gone missing since then. The family lodged a complaint and advertised in newspapers in an attempt to find their son, but in vain.

Over a week after Naveen went missing, his body was found in a decomposed state, according to the police. His head was found crushed with a stone and the body was covered with a flex banner. A passerby, who chanced upon the body in the site near a park, alerted the police.

Though the body was in a highly decomposed state, the family identified based on mark of burns the boy had sustained during Deepavali.

The father of the boy told the police that he had no enmity with any one. And that the last they had seen the boy was when he went to fly kites with some boys of the neighbourhood.

The HAL police registered a case of murder.

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