in Indian claim a boy found in London is their lad Sintu
as shown on India channels
London, March 26, 2008
Last week, Gurrinder Singh, nine-year-old was abandoned
at a bus stop in Southhall, West London, from where he wandered
into a nearby clinic. Gurinder, a Sikh who speaks only Punjabi and
told the police that he had been cared for by a white uncle for
the past three years. The boy is in the care of social services.
Last night, Ganga Prasad and Bindiya Devi from Bihar
spotted him on the Indian TV news and claimed that Gurrinder Singh
is their lad Sintu, who was kidnapped in India three years ago.
Our whole family has identified him- his eyes and his nose is the
In March, 2005, Sintu was kidnapped and the family
had received ransom calls which had led to arrests four persons
who were sent to prison but we were not able to find the boy. According
to local media, the police officer said,"The features are similar
so it's quite possible he is the same boy but nobody is 100%t sure.
We have to give them a chance to prove their claim."
UK social workers and British police are trying to
piece together the life of the boy, who was unable to name any relatives.Gurinder
told the police that his parents had died before he came to the
UK, two or three years ago.
The social workers said he had never been to school and lacked
the social skills of most children his age.
Bihar's Police said the Indian High Commission in
London had been informed of the couple's claims. DNA test will be
performed for the family claim that the Gurinder is their son.