A four-year-old disabled schoolboy starved to death clinging to his mother’s body after he was left there with her corpse for more than two weeks. Mute and autistic Chadrack Mbala Mulo was found with his arms wrapped around the decomposed body of his mum Esther Eketi-Mulo in their northeast London flat. An inquest has heard how the heartbreaking find on October 20 came after Chadrack was unable to raise the alarm when his mum died at the start of the month after an epileptic fit. Chadrack died of malnutrition and dehydration and autism spectrum disorder on October 18, according to a report into his death.
The case has now raised questions over school procedures when children are absent.”Chadrack had learning difficulties and, when his mother died unexpectedly at home on 1 or 2 October 2016, he did not know how to call for help or feed himself properly.”Staff at his school, Morningside Primary, had visited the home twice and rang several times in early October but could not get in.