Rescued two year old boy from 150 feet borewell dies in Punjab, Villagers protest

A two years old boy, who was trapped in a 150-ft borewell after almost 110 hours, was declared dead after being rescued on Tuesday morning in Punjab’s Sangrur district.

Fatehveer Singh, who was rescued at 5.12 am by joint efforts of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), was flown to PGIMER Chandigarh in an ambulance, where his condition was first declared serious and declared dead on Tuesday morning.

Fatehveer Singh, who turned two years old on Monday, fell into the seven-inch wide borewell in a field around 4 pm on June 6th when he was playing near his house in Bhagwanpura village in Sangrur area.

The child was stuck in the borewell and was unable to move as his face was covered with a jute bag. The jute bag had fallen on him when he slipped into the borewell. The borewell was covered with a cloth and the boy accidentally stepped on it.

A continuous supply oxygen was provided to the kid, but no food or water could be provided to him after he fell into the borewell.

To rescue the kid, a parallel borewell of 36 inches in diameter was dug. However, after the rescue team was unable to use the parallel borewell, they brought out Fatehveer Singh with his hands clamped with a rope.

The grandfather of the two year old boy claimed his grandkid was pulled out from the abandoned borewell dead, and asked why was he taken to the hospital when he was no more.

Villagers held a protest and blocked the Sunam-Mansa road as they blamed the district administration for not being able to bring out the child even after four days.

Source : Various

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