04 April 2008

UPDATE on Gurinder Singh

A few days ago, I posted a story about this young Sikh boy, Gurinder Singh who turned up abandoned in London and a family that claimed he was their kinapped son. Since then, another family, this time in Punjab, has stepped forward to claim him. The rub here seems to be that the reputed father and mother, who are separated. are each illegally in different countries. An uncle has, therefore, stepped forward to claim this unfortunate child. An uncle is, I believe, a close enough relative to perform a DNA test on. Let it be done at once! This little boy needs his family as soon as possible.

Something else seems very strange here. Gurinder seems to be either unable or unwilling to give anyone any clue as to his family. Even if he was kidnapped three years ago, I know from my experience with my own son that children of that age are quite aware of everything going on around them.. Is he just being stubborn? Or has he been so severely taumatised that he has amnesia? Or is he afraid to talk? Or is it something else entirely? This is a mystery that needs to be solved.

This seems to be the week of the exposed kesh.

From the Daily Mail:

Indian police probe 'human traffic' link to nine-year-old Sikh boy abandoned in London

Last updated at 12:10pm on 4th April 2008

Gurinder Singh

Abandoned: Gurinder Singh has been unable to name any relatives to police and social workers

Police in India believe they are closer to solving the mystery of a nine-year-old Sikh boy abandoned in London.

The child, Gurinder Singh, was found in a health centre in Southall unable to speak English.

He told police he had been living in Southall for three years with his "white uncle".

However, doubts have been raised over this account due to the boy's lack of native tongue.

Since he was found, police and social workers have been trying to piece together the life of the boy, who was unable to name any relatives.

But police in India are taking seriously a claim by a family in the Punjab that the child is theirs.

At first they thought he was an orphan after he told British police that his parents had died before he came to the UK, around two or three years ago.

Police said he had never been to school and lacked the social skills of most children his age.

Kuldip Singh, a Sikh from Hoshiarpur in Punjab, Northern India, said he had no doubt Gurinder was in fact his nephew Gurinderjit.

"We have recognised the photos and the markings on him," he said. "It confirmed that the boy is our son. A DNA test could quickly confirm this."

Mr Singh, a farmer, said Gurinderjit is the son of his younger brother Mohinder. He claimed the boy's mother Deepinder Kaur, who is estranged from her husband, last month entered the UK illegally.

He said: "Kaur, along with Gurinderjit, went to Malaysia then to France and later entered England in the second week of March 2008. Gurinderjit's mother is involved in human trafficking. She abandoned him there after illegally entering that country."

Singh said the claim was being made on behalf of Gurinderjit's father who was living illegally in another western country.

"The father cannot come out openly, so being his elder brother I have come forward to claim my nephew," he said.

Local MP Avinash Rai Khanna, who is backing the family's claim, said he would be taking the case to the Ministry of External Affairs.

Police in India said they had liaised with British authorities and were forwarding information on the boy, which they said they were "taking seriously".


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