MISSING WITBANK BOY FOUND DEAD NEAR WHERE FATHER TOOK HIS OWN LIFE.
The body of a five-year-old boy who went missing three days ago has been found in an open field near the central business district in Witbank, Mpumalanga.
The tragic discovery of Shaydino Padda, affectionately known as ‘Bokkie’, comes shortly after his father allegedly took his own life.
Padda went missing a day after his father failed to return home earlier this week. The father’s body was later found a few blocks away from Padda’s, at a hockey field of a local high school.
The boy’s body was found by police and identified by his family on the scene.
Provincial police spokesperson Captain Eddie Hall told the publication no foul play was suspected in the death of the father.
“A pathological post-mortem will be conducted to confirm the cause of death,” Hall said.