- The 3 year-old boy was reported missing
- His dead body was found 5 days later lying under a tree
- Police say the deceased’s body was still intact
- Kachikau royals rubbishes allegations that they are implicated
Police in Kasane are investigating a case in which a 3-year-old boy of Kachikau village in the Chobe enclave was found dead, days after he was reported missing.
According to District No 7 Officer Commanding, senior superintendent Peter Gochela, the toddler who was reported missing last week Monday in Kachikau village was found dead under a tree on Saturday June 4.
Gochela said they received a report on the evening of May 30th about the missing child from one of the relatives and a search party was released the following day to look for him with the help of members of the public.
The child is reported to have as usual left home at around 10am in the morning to play and was accompanied by two other children, among them a 5-year-old. After discovering that the child had not returned home during the usual time, the relative then went to the police to report that the child was missing.
Gochela stated that they searched for the child for some days until Saturday when a 27-year old man who was coming from the cattle post to the village alerted them that he has discovered the body of young boy lying under a tree. Upon arrival at the scene opposite Department of Forestry Offices, Gochela said police indeed discovered the body of a young boy and was taken to the nearest hospital where he was certified dead by the medical doctors.
Gochela has however revealed that the deceased’s body was still intact at the time of discovery. According to him, the incident was first to happen in the region since the beginning of the year noting that such cases are not common in his policing area.
Gochela has since urged the parents to always be vigilant of the whereabouts of their children.
Meanwhile Kgosi Davis Ntsosang of Kachikau Village has rubbished some reports alleging that the village bogosi was somehow involved in the death of the missing child. Ntsosang told this publication that the allegations were baseless therefore they did not take those accusations seriously.
Ntsosang indicated that upon receiving the report of a missing-child they released a cluster team to accompany the police to search for him. He stated that they also visited the family of the deceased family to offer message of condolences.