Missing child found dead

A seven year old boy who was reported missing last afternoon in Kegalle after he failed to return home, was found dead last night at an abandoned house.

The police said that the father of the child had reported the child missing after he had gone to school as usual but failed to return home by afternoon.

Investigations into the missing child were launched and by last night the body of the child was found in the kitchen of a house in Kegalle.

The police said that the boy was still in his school uniform when the body was found.

Investigations into the death of the child have been launched. (Colombo Gazette)