A police spokesperson confirmed to CINews yesterday that the youngster had passed away at the island’s hospital on Saturday night. An inquiry into the incident was subsequently launched and the case was referred to the coroner.
Initial reports indicated that the boy had fallen from a truck.
Two police officers were dispatched to Aitutaki on Sunday and the body was brought to Rarotonga that afternoon.
The police spokesperson said there were now three CIB officers on Aitutaki investigating the incident.
Police say they are speaking to a man in connection with the incident and are treating the case as “very serious”.