Skeleton Of 6-Year-Old Boy Missing For Over 2 Months Found Near Eastern Freeway

MUMBAI: A construction labourer found the skeleton of a 6-year-old boy under a bridge near the Eastern Freeway on Thursday. The cops have identified the deceased as Furkan Raheem Khan, who went missing on October 13.

The labourer saw the skeleton on Wednesday but got scared and ran off. After gathering courage the next day, he reported it to Wadala Truck Terminal police.

Furkan's parents, residents of Dinbandhu Nagar, were then taken to the spot and after they identified the clothes found there, the remains were taken to Sion Hospital. The cops also found a beer bottle next to the skeleton.

The boy was last seen playing outside his house before he went missing on October 13. Police have registered a case under Section 302 (murder) of IPC and have formed teams to investigate the matter.

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MUMBAI: Four beer bottles found under the Eastern Freeway where a seven-year-old boy's skeleton was discovered in a cavity under the flyover, helped nail the alleged accused—four drug addicts—three months after the crime.
The crime branch, on Saturday, arrested Krishna Yadav (22), Tausif Shaikh (24), Ali Sadaf (22) and Sheru (24) for allegedly kidnapping the boy, sexually assaulting him while guzzling beer, strangling him and hiding the body under the flyover near Bhakti Park in Wadala .

"For nearly three weeks, we kept a watch on wine shops in Wadala and Antop Hill that sold that particular brand of beer and questioned about 150 locals before we zeroed in on one of the accused," a police officer said. During questioning, he reportedly confessed to the crime and led the cops to his three aides. "Two of them have confessed to sexually assaulting the boy. The beer bottles at the crime spot led us to the accused," said the officer. They were remanded in police custody on Sunday.

On October 13, 2015, the four junkies allegedly kidnapped the boy, who studied in class I, from outside his shanty in Wadala, luring him with chikki. "We suspect they hit him on the head with a blunt object," said a cop.

The crime came to light on December 24, 2015, when a cable operator's employee laying cable lines under the Freeway informed the police about a foul smell. The cops found the skeleton and summoned the parents who identified the boy from the clothes. The police filed a case of kidnapping and murder. The probe was later handed over to the crime branch.

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