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Mother says pray for toddler’s re-birth

The grief-stricken mother of three-year-old Gurshan Singh Channa says she is horrified by the death of her only child.

Written by Agencies | Melbourne |
March 12, 2010 6:24:03 pm

The grief-stricken mother of three-year-old Gurshan Singh Channa says she is horrified by the death of her only child and cannot understand how anyone could have hurt him and appealed to Australians to pray for the family.

The Indian toddler’s body was found in grass in Melbourne’s north on March 4,some six hours after he was reported missing from his home here,and Gursewak Dhillon,who shared the house with the Channa family and others,has been charged with manslaughter by criminal negligence over the child’s death.

Speaking on SBS Radio’s Punjabi programme,Gurshan’s mother,Harpreet Kaur Channa,said she was horrified by her boy’s death.

“How could the perpetrator not think that he was making such a small child the victim of such a big crime? How could he inflict such a painful death to my child? How would my child have borne that terrible death?” she said.

“May God punish the person who perpetrated such a heinous crime,” Channa sobbed as she described the last time she heard her boy. “When I went into the shower,he was knocking on the door. Maybe he wanted to say,’Mum don’t go,'” she said.

She said she wanted Australians to pray for her to have another baby “so Gurshan comes back.”

“Our families are supporting us. They keep saying that we’ll have another baby soon,” she said. “Please pray for me,that I have another child so Gurshan comes back,” she said.

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