The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

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The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby bugalugs1970 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:52 pm

A young boy of 9 was found in a health centre in my neighbouring town (Southall) a short time ago. I saw on the news yesterday that a family in India claim that he is their son who was abducted when he was 6.
Is this an attempt at a subliminal message like all the others we seem to see with regards to the Madeleine case ?

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 596976.ece

Here is the first page of the article

A nine-year-old orphan who speaks no English and claims to have been kept indoors watching television for several years has been rescued after being "abandoned" at a bus stop.

Police and social services are trying to piece together the past life of Gurrinder Singh, who cannot name any relatives or friends but told police that he was deserted at the bus stop in a busy London suburb by a "white uncle".

He was found in a neighbourhood clinic apparently healthy but exhausted, leading Scotland Yard to believe that he may have travelled from any part of the country or even beyond.

"It's a real conundrum," Chief Inspector Keith Lunson said yesterday. "It's a peculiar case. We are still struggling to get any information."

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Gurrinder was found in the clinic in Hartington Road, deep in the heart of the predominantly Asian Southall area of West London at 4.30pm on Tuesday. "He was at the clinic for about three hours," Mr Lunson said. "Staff only really noticed him when they started to close."

Gurrinder speaks no English words, only Punjabi. He appeared to be well dressed and there was nothing to suggest he had been illtreated. He was found wearing a blue coat, yellow jumper with "3 game" on the front, blue jeans, white long-sleeved shirt with pink vertical stripes, white socks and red-and-beige trainers. He has a distinctive mole on his left cheek. He had no identifying documents.

When his black designer beanie hat was removed, he was seen to have his hair wound round the crown of his head. He also wore a wrist bangle. Both are Sikh customs.

The police drove him around Southall, using an interpreter to see if he could recall any landmarks that would give clues to his journey.

At first, Gurrinder, who is 5ft tall, suggested he had travelled on a double-decker bus but then he saw a single-deck "bendy" bus and said that was his.

The only such route through Southall is the 207 which travels between Hayes, a suburb in West London, and Shepherds Bush, a major interchange near the centre of the capital.

Gurrinder said he had travelled on the bus with his "uncle", a slim white man in his thirties.

"He told officers his parents had died before he came to this country and he says he has been here two to three years but had not engaged in school or other activities that you would expect for a nine-year-old. He seems to have stayed indoors watching television," Mr Lunson said.

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Edited to change age of when lad was abducted from 4 to 6 :oops:
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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby bugalugs1970 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:59 pm

Indian family claim missing Gurrinder
By Alex Hayes
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A family claim 9-year-old Gurrinder is their son Shintu
AN Indian family are claiming a nine-year-old boy abandoned at a Southall health clinic last week is their missing son.

Gurrinder Singh, who only speaks Punjabi, was found by police after being left by a man he described as his uncle at a clinic in Hartington Road, at around 4.30pm, on Tuesday, March 18.

Now a family from the north Indian state of Bihar have come forward claiming Gurrinder is actually their son, Shintu, who was snatched in March 2005, aged six.

The youngster told officers, through an interpreter, his "uncle" had left him after they travelled to the area on a bendy bus, believed to be the number 207 which runs between Hayes and Shepherd's Bush along the Uxbridge Road.

He said they lived together in a three-bedroom house and he has been in Britain for two to three years. His uncle is described as white, in his 30s, of slim build and around 5ft 8ins tall.

Police are looking into the possibility that Gurrinder may have been caught up in a child trafficking ring, something Ealing Southall MP Virendra Sharma says has "shocked and concerned" the whole community.

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He said: "I was in Southall over the weekend talking to people and they are naturally concerned and shocked that someone could have abandoned a child like this.

"People want to know where he has come from and who is behind it. If there is an issue with human trafficking we need to find out how we can break the chain."

Mr Sharma also said he is doing work to raise publicity within the Punjabi community here and in India.

Talking about the claims of the Indian family he said: "I do not think we should ignore those claims, but there is a long process before we can establish them.

"People are looking at photographs and matching them and they are also looking for authority to do DNA tests."

Gurrinder, who is 5ft tall and has a distinctive mole on his left cheek, had been left to wander for a number of hours before being found by the staff at the Featherstone Medical Clinic.

Chris Mullally, a spokesman for Ealing Police, said: "We are aware of the claims being made in this matter at present, and information is being reviewed as part of the ongoing investigation."

Gurrinder is currently being looked after by a local foster family.

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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby cushty » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:03 pm

and after all we were told about swarthy people abducting white children - now it looks as if it's the other way round
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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby mexx » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:05 pm

I think the McCanns need to shut up; wtf is going on with these people. They seemed pleased to think Madeleine is with a paedo, Kate links herself several times with Leonor Cipriano, and months months later they link with every sad or gruesome child story. Their PIs have a hotline for people to phone with details and whereabouts of any blond-Maddie-lookalike; their PIs compiling such list, with no permission from any authority or the parents of such children, no monitoring of their databases, has always worried me immensely.

IMO, these McCanns are very sick people, and with their connections are potentially a serious danger to children & should be investigated as such.
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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby cushty » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:19 pm

what do you suppose their text alert is - missing child? paedophile? abduction? ............. all three?
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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby bugalugs1970 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:21 pm

cushty wrote:what do you suppose their text alert is - missing child? paedophile? abduction? ............. all three?



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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby bugalugs1970 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:08 am

Latest news on Gurrinder

London, March 28 (IANS) Indian authorities have written to the London police asking about the DNA samples needed to check the claims of a Bihari couple that a Sikh boy found wandering in a London suburb is their son, an Indian diplomat said Friday. The boy, Gurrinder Singh, who does not speak a word of English, wandered into a health centre in the neighbourhood of Southall last week, saying he had been dumped there by his 'white uncle'.

Days after his photograph was splashed on newspapers, television channels and websites around the world, a couple from Bihar - Ganga Prasad and Bindia Devi - claimed Gurrinder is their son who disappeared three years ago, and have demanded a DNA test.

The case is now being coordinated by the Indian High Commission in London.

"The Bihar Director General of Police has been in touch with us, and we are writing to Metropolitan Police today (Friday) to ask them what nature of DNA sample they need in order to do the test," said a spokeswoman for the Indian High Commission in London.

A spokesman for Metropolitan Police Yard would only say that the boy is still under the force's protection, but an Indian diplomat said the focus of investigation will be to "try and find out the veracity and authenticity of the claim [of parenthood]".

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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby poppy » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:09 pm

How strange.
It seems unlikely that, if he has been kept inside for a number of years only watching TV, and his "uncle" is white, that he can't speak a word of English. I think this will be another story with a lot of chapters. Unfortunately, with the exeption of Madeleine McCann, the general British Public will probably only get as far as chapter two before (lack of) media interest puts the case to rest.
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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby bugalugs1970 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:26 pm

poppy wrote:How strange.
It seems unlikely that, if he has been kept inside for a number of years only watching TV, and his "uncle" is white, that he can't speak a word of English. I think this will be another story with a lot of chapters. Unfortunately, with the exeption of Madeleine McCann, the general British Public will probably only get as far as chapter two before (lack of) media interest puts the case to rest.


Hmmmm, yes sad isn't it that a little asian lad doesn't warrant as much public interest........ clearly his lovely image on the front pages won't sell as many tabloids.....what a superficial world we live in :(
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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby pakeha2007 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:23 am

mexx wrote:I think the McCanns need to shut up; wtf is going on with these people. They seemed pleased to think Madeleine is with a paedo, Kate links herself several times with Leonor Cipriano, and months months later they link with every sad or gruesome child story. Their PIs have a hotline for people to phone with details and whereabouts of any blond-Maddie-lookalike; their PIs compiling such list, with no permission from any authority or the parents of such children, no monitoring of their databases, has always worried me immensely.

IMO, these McCanns are very sick people, and with their connections are potentially a serious danger to children & should be investigated as such.

Couldn't agree with you more, mexx.
Still, was it KM herself who made that astonishing link to Leonor Cipriano or was it the swarm of well intentioned family and supporters?
In any case, here's hoping Gurrinder Singh finds a safe haven.
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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby poppy » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:08 am

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/00 ... 281601.htm

London (PTI): Britain has roped in Interpol to verify the claims of an Indian couple who have said that a nine-year-old Sikh boy abandoned in Hartington Road Southall 10 days ago was their kidnapped son.

Referring to claims by Ganga Prasad and Bindia Devi from Aurangabad in Bihar that the boy Gurrinder was in fact their son Shintu Prasad, who vanished from outside their home in 2005, the Metropolitan Police said "the couples' claims are being fully reviewed in consultation with Interpol and the Indian authorities as part of the ongoing investigation."

The boy, who speaks only Punjabi, and has been in the UK for two to three years, had wandered into a health centre in Punjabi-dominated Southall in West London last week after he was left at a bus stop by a "white uncle," with whom he has been living.
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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby poppy » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:11 am

http://www.timesnow.tv/NewsDtls.aspx?NewsID=6721

A Bihari couple suspected the nine-year-old boy found abandoned in London last week to be their son. The couple said the boy resembled their child who was kidnapped three years ago.

Ganga Prasad, a shopkeeper and his wife Bindiya Devi approached the Superintendent of Police Ganesh Kumar on March 24 after some news channels showed the photographs of the boy -- Gurinder -- who was found last week at a Southall Clinic, London. The couple said they suspected him to be their son Sintu who disappeared from Tikri locality under Sadar police station on March 3, 2005 at the age of six.

"We saw the pictures of the boy on TV channels and there is a strikingly resemblance to our son and have sought the help of district police for his repatriation," Prasad told the reporters reacting to the photographs showed on TV channels. Mother Bindiya said, "The boy's face, eyes and nose have a striking resemblance to our son. The London police says he is aged nine and our son would have turned nine this year. We hope to see him back home."

A case of suspected kidnapping was registered by Prasad on March 6, 2005 following the disappearance of Sintu. According to the family, they received ransom calls and a few suspects were also arrested, but their boy could not be traced.

The Superintendent of Police said the district administration would request the External Affairs ministry to get in touch with the British High Commission in New Delhi for details. The SP told news agencies, "If the boy found in London is indeed Sintu we would try to reunite him with his family here."

The 5 feet old boy Gurrinder speaks only Punjabi, and the London police were trying to ascertain the identity of the 'White Uncle' with whom he was staying before being abandoned.
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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby Morg » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:18 pm

I sincerely hope this little boy learns who he is, where he is from and is reunited (if circumstances allow) with his family. Very odd, if only the 'white uncle' had left a note or made a phone call to 'crimestoppers' or similar, then this youngster could be a step closer to home. Poor lad, he must be so confused and scared I imagine.
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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby cushty » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:24 pm

I wonder if he can read and write Punjabi - or has he had no schooling?

it is very intriguing - so many mysteries at the momement
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Re: The mystery of Gurrinder Singh

Postby peacelover » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:23 am

I wonder if this may be a case of a well meaning parent attempting to get their child a percieved better life in the UK.

It is one of the immigration policies that an 'unaccompanied child' cannot be repatriated and has to be sheltered by the UK.

There was a dreadful case a few years back where a father had sought asylum in this country with his son, lived here for a number of years and was about to be deported.

He feared persecution and worse as the child's mother had been arrested and jailed by the regime they were being returned to and so in order to take advantage of the unaccompanied child clause -

he wrote a note to his son telling him to do his homework and be good...

and then hanged himself.

Ensuring his son's safety :( :(

So I just wondered if this might be along the same lines?

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