VIJAYAWADA: A four-year-old boy who was missing for the last four days was found dead in a canal at Girijavolu village in Guntur district on Sunday. The deceased, identified as Jaswanth, went missing from his home on Wednesday.
Subsequently, his mother, Lakshmi, lodged a police complaint. Police suspect foul play on part of the boy’s uncle Veera Swamy.
According to the police, Lakshmi was married to a Nageswara Babu nearly five years ago. Babu died and since then Lakshmi was living-in with Veera Swamy.
After Jaswant went missing on Wednesday, police began to probe. Villagers said that they had seen Veera Swamy carrying something in a jute bag and heading towards the canal.
That was the last time anyone saw Veera Swamy. A case was registered and police have launched a search operation.