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Sources say the boy responded to questions in English. Image Credit: Dubai Police

Dubai: It's day four and no parents or guardians have come forward to claim the five-year-old boy who was found wandering alone in Al Reef Mall, Deira.

He has been looked after by Dubai Police at Al Muraqabaat since Saturday. While authorities are reaching out to the public to help identify the child and reunite him with his loved ones, unfortunately, no news has been forthcoming.

The boy, who police believe is Indian, was found by an Asian woman on Saturday while he was looking for his parents.

Sources close to the investigation said the boy responded to questions in English language but didn’t give an answer when asked about his parents.

Dubai Police are taking care of the boy, bringing him meals and juice; sources said he is playing and laughing with the officers.

Earlier, Brigadier Ali Ghanim, Director of Al Muraqabbat Police Station, urged the public to call the police on 901 or 04-2660555 or visit Al Muraqabbat Police Station in Deira if they have information about the boy.