Hyderabad: The body of a three-year-old boy, who was reported missing on Monday, was found in a sump in Shantinagar Colony under the Jawaharnagar police limits on Tuesday.
According to the police, the boy, Shiva Shankar Naik was the son of Sheshu Naik, a resident of Shantinagar Colony and a security guard at a dumping yard in the city.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kushaiguda, Syed Rafeeq said a missing complaint was registered and a special team was formed in search of the boy on Monday.
On Tuesday around 10.30 am, Naik was informed by local residents about the unidentified body of a boy found floating in the sump, on a vacant 600-square yard plot and about 200 metres away from the Naik’s house. Naik rushed to the spot and identified the boy, after which the police was alerted.
“Shankar Naik was playing outside his house when he was seen last by his neighbours,” he said, adding that the boy might have fallen into the sump when he attempted to peep into it.
The sump is of about one-and-half-feet deep and was full of rain water, he said. Based on a complaint from Naik, police have registered a case and the body was handed over to parents on Tuesday after autopsy.