- Hasbul Nehan was happily playing under the care of a nanny before he disappeared.
A Bangladeshi American family in Brooklyn, New York is heartbroken with the death of a 9-year-old nonverbal autistic child who drowned this week. Hasbul Nehan was visiting an Ikea store in Brooklyn borough when he disappeared. His body was found later on the Erie Basin shoreline, the New York Daily News reported. “Cops searching for the boy found one of the shoes on the shore and the other in the water before the boy was found drowned,” the report added.
Hasbul’s mother Abida Sultana told the New York Daily News that she took her son, his nanny and her two younger daughters “to the Red Hook Ikea because of the Beard St. big-box store’s waterfront views.” Hasbul loved the ocean and the water, she said.
Her son was under the care of a nanny and happily jumping on beds, she told Daily News. He disappeared when she called the nanny for a moment. “It was for one moment that I called the nanny for something and within minutes we started looking for him when I could not see him around.”
Hasbul’s siblings are mourning the loss of their younger brother. “I didn’t think this tragedy would happen to him,” said Hasbul’s older brother Dehan Nehan, 16. “I had so much fun with him. His autism didn’t matter to us. It was not a burden. We loved him.”