London: An Indian-origin father in the UK has claimed that his eight-year-old son had been killed by politically well-connected people in 1981 and the Scotland Yard covered up the incident in a bid to protect the VIP paedophiles.
Vishambar Mehrotra, a retired magistrate, believes his son Vishal was abducted by politically well-connected people back in the 1980s but police ignored the tip off.
Mehrotra told the 'Daily Telegraph' newspaper that he recorded a male prostitute saying in a telephone call that his son may have been abducted and taken to a guesthouse in 1981.
He took the recording to police at the time but claims they refused to investigate an allegation implicating "judges and politicians" in the UK as part of a "huge cover-up".
The Metropolitan Police had announced last week that they were investigating possible murders linked to the Elm Guest House in south-west London named by Mehrotra.
The new inquiry began when an alleged victim came forward claiming to have witnessed three boys being killed, including one allegedly strangled by a Conservative MP during a depraved sex game.
He claimed that high-profile paedophiles abused children at locations in London in the 1970s and 1980s.
Vishal was abducted as he walked home to Putney in south London after watching the Prince of Wales and Diana Spencer ride to their wedding in a carriage on July 29, 1981.
He had gone ahead of other family members for the last few hundred yards. He was last seen less than a mile from the guesthouse.
Mehrotra claims he received an anonymous call from a male prostitute in the months following.
He told the newspaper: "I was contacted by a young man who seemed to be in his 20s. He told me he believed Vishal may have been taken by paedophiles in the Elm Guest House near Barnes Common."
"He said there were very highly placed people there. He talked about judges and politicians who were abusing little boys."
He added: "I recorded the whole 15-minute conversation and took it to police. But instead of investigating it, they just pooh-poohed it and I never heard anything about the tape again. The whole thing went cold."
"Now it is clear to me that there has been a huge cover up. There is no doubt in my mind," he said.
In February 1982, part of Vishal's skeleton was found in woodland in West Sussex county in the south of England.
There was no trace of his legs, pelvis or lower spine, nor of his outer clothes, his sleeveless vest or his Superman underpants.
At the inquest into his death, the West Sussex coroner Mark Calvert Lee recorded an open verdict but said "foul play" was likely.
In June 1982, four months after Vishal's remains were found, police raided the Elm Guest House.