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Updated: March 6, 2010 18:04 IST

Parents see Gurshan at morgue

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In this undated photo provided by the Victorian State Police is 3-year-old Gurshan Singh. Photo:AP
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In this undated photo provided by the Victorian State Police is 3-year-old Gurshan Singh. Photo:AP

Grieving parents of a three-year-old-Indian boy, who died in mysterious circumstances here, viewed the body of the child at a city morgue today, two days after it was found in a suburban area.

Harpreet Kaur Channa and her husband Harjit Singh Channa were taken to the Coroner's Court at 11 a.m. local time to see the body of Gurshan, Federation of Indian Association of Victoria (FIAV) President, Vasan Srinivas, told PTI.

The couple, who were interrogated yesterday by Victorian police for five hours in connection with the death of the child, were accompanied by Indian consulate officials to the morgue.

They spent an hour with the body of their child, local media reports said.

The couple were taken to the Coroner's Court from a relative's home in the Melbourne suburb of Thomastown.

Mr Vasan said that FIAV, along with Indian authorities here, has offered to financially support the family to arrange for the cremation.

"FIAV has extended all financial help to the family to arrange for cremation and also any other possible help needed this time, including refund of the fee of the cookery course which toddler's mother was pursuing here," he said.

Meanwhile, homicide detectives continued their probe into the death.

Keywords: deathmurderIndian boy


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