In a shocking incident in India, the body of a 4-year-old boy was found stuffed inside a sack, two days after the child's family reported him missing.

The decomposed body was found Wednesday near a polo ground in Jodhpur city in the state of Rajasthan. When officers took the child's body out of the sack, they found a rope tied around his neck. The police said they suspect the boy was strangled to death.

The boy was identified as Himanshu Prajapat, who had been missing since Monday evening, media outlet NDTV reported. The victim's father filed a kidnapping case following which the police launched a search for the child. However, no crucial clue was found in CCTV footage from the area where the child went missing.

Dharmendra Yadav, a senior police officer, told NDTV a passer-by spotted the body of the child in the sack and informed the police Wednesday morning.

"On the information, we rushed to the spot with the FSL (Forensic Science Laboratory Division) team and dog squad and found a minor's body stuffed in a plastic sack with a piece of rope around his neck. The body was decomposing and appeared a day or two old," Yadav said.

Authorities also said the kidnappers might have demanded a ransom of nearly $14,000 from the victim's father and threatened to kill the boy if he went to the police. Meanwhile, some locals alleged the police did not take the matter seriously despite being informed about the kidnapping. Authorities said an investigation is underway.

Earlier this month, a woman killed herself after protesting against the police inaction in the kidnapping of her 17-year-old daughter. The incident took place in Rajasthan’s Jalore district. According to the Hindustan Times, the woman set herself on fire. The girl was reported to have been kidnapped on Feb. 23, following which her family went to the police to file a missing report. However, the family alleged the police did not file a case until Feb. 27, and added they didn't act on the complaint.

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