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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."
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."
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.
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:
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.