The two-year boy was found crying while sitting on a blanket outdoors.
He was wearing only a diaper and had lacerations and bruises on the body.
Police suspect that he has been beaten, writes Ilta-Lehtinen.
17 -year-old Mikael Sundberg found the crying boy in a recreational area in Masala in Finnish Kyrkslätt Friday.
The boy had dried blood on his face and scrapes and bruises on the body.
“Shocking sight ”
- I heard a baby crying but saw nothing. As I walked closer , I found a small child sitting on a blanket on the ground, says Mikael Sundberg Ilta- Lehtinen .
- It was a shocking sight. I put my jacket on the child and immediately called the emergency number . They immediately sent out help. I tried to calm the child during the time but cry just continued .
Police suspect that the boy has been beaten . Mikael Sundberg saw no other humans around – and the police during the day looking for the boy’s parents.
According to Helsingin Sanomat , the police have managed to identify the boy during the evening. They have been in contact with both parents but refuses to answer questions any of them have been arrested. One of the parents should at least not be suspected of a crime.
- According to what we know so far , there are no reasons to suspect hen for assault , said police Inspector Jarmo Joki – Anttila Ilta- Sanomat .
Care manager : It is heartbreaking
The news has shocked Finland. So far, none have been able to give any explanation as to what happened to the boy.
- It is heartbreaking when a young child is forced to experience something like this , says Liisa Ståhle , care manager in Kyrkslätt , to Ilta- Sanomat .
According to Helsingin Sanomat , it was zero degrees outside when the boy was found . He was taken to hospital but had no life-threatening injuries.
The text is translated from the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
How can someone do something like this?