Doctors' son murdered in India

The eight-year-old son of two doctors from East Yorkshire has been kidnapped and murdered in India.

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Foreign office 'following investigation closely'

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office today said it was in contact with Indore police after the murder of eight-year-old Ishan Rawal and was "following the investigation closely".

Ishan Rawal, the son of two doctors who moved from England to India, was kidnapped and murdered during a ceremony to celebrate the opening of his parents' hospital in central India.

A spokesman said:

"We are aware of the death of a British national in India. Our deepest sympathies are with the family, with whom we are in touch and to whom we are extending all possible consular support.

"We are also in touch with Indore police and will be following the investigation closely."

Mother's tribute to 'talented' son

Ishan Rawal was kidnapped and murdered during a ceremony to celebrate the opening of his parents' hospital in central India. Credit: Family photo

The mother of murdered eight-year-old Ishan Rawal has paid tribute to her "talented boy".

Dr Nikita Rawal, who previously worked in East Yorkshire, said: "How can someone do such a thing? He was such a talented boy - he played tennis and was getting on very well at school.

"We are missing a very big part of our lives that we will never get back."

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Murdered British doctors' son pictured

Pictures of murdered eight-year-old Ishan Rawal with his family have been published on Facebook.

Ishan Rawal was kidnapped and murdered during a ceremony to celebrate the opening of his parents' new hospital in India.

Dr Nikita Rawal and Dr Arvind Rawal, who worked at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill hospital, have appealed to the British government to help bring their son's killers to justice.

Ishan Rawal (pictured far right) with his parents and brother. Credit: Facebook
Ishan Rawal (pictured second left) was kidnapped and murdered on the day his parents opened a new hospital. Credit: Facebook

Father of murdered eight-year-old appeals for help

The father of murdered eight-year-old Ishan Rawal has appealed to the British government to help bring his son's killers to justice to prevent the "ghastly act" being repeated.

In a message posted on his Facebook page, Dr Arvind Rawal said:

By now you would have heard the tragic news that our son Ishan has been murdered. This happened on the inauguration day of our new hospital Royal Shanti Healthcare.

We are thankful to you all for the support you have given us in this difficult time. As Ishan was a British Citizen we have requested help from the British government. We request you all to help to get justice for our son so that this ghastly act is never repeated.

– Dr Arvind Rawal

Doctors' son 'kidnapped and murdered in India'

The eight-year-old son of two doctors from East Yorkshire has been kidnapped and murdered in India, ITV News Calendar understands.

It is believed Ishan Rawal was kidnapped during a ceremony to celebrate the opening of his parents' hospital in the country.

The boy's body was discovered in woodland after his parents and their friends searched for him before calling the police.

Dr Nikita Rawal and Dr Arvind Rawal, who worked at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital, are said to be appealing to the British Government to help bring their son's killers to justice.

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