Child allegedly abducted by father in Peel region confirmed dead


An 11-year-girl allegedly abducted by her father has been found dead, Peel police confirm.

Riya Rajkumar was found dead at a residence in Brampton hours after she vanished in the care of her father, 41-year-old Roopesh Rajkumar. Peel Regional Police reported just after 11 p.m. that a parental abduction investigation was underway after Rajkumar failed to return the child to her mother and made comments to the mother indicating he could cause harm to himself and his daughter.

Emergency Management Ontario declared an Amber Alert just after 11:30 p.m. which was later cancelled when the child was located.

Roopesh Rajkumar has been arrested.

The Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau of Peel police has taken over the case.

Marjan Asadullah is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @marjanasadullah

Ilya Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas





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