3-year-old boy from Telangana dies after falling in borewell

The borewell was left uncovered by a local farmer when he failed to find water

Hyderabad: A three-year-old boy died after falling into an abandoned borewell in Telangana's Medak district, police said today. The boy, Rakesh, fell into the borewell yesterday at around 9 AM while playing near his house at Bommareddi Gudem village in Pulkal mandal of Medak district. His body was retrieved from the borewell today.

"His body was taken out from the open borewell and handed over to his parents," Deputy Superintendent of Police (Medak sub-division) Raj Ratnam told PTI over the phone. Rakesh, the child of daily wagers, slipped at a depth of 30 feet inside the borewell. The land around the it was dug up to reach the boy, the DSP said.

Earth moving machines were used to dig a parallel hole to rescue the boy and oxygen was also pumped into the borewell. The rescue operations by revenue department and other district officials hit a roadblock for sometime last evening when they came across a sheet of rock while digging. Later, the officials continued the rescue work in the night, but the efforts failed to save the boy. The borewell was left uncovered by a local farmer when he failed to find any water even after reaching an estimated depth of around 150 feet.

Rakesh, who was playing near it yesterday along with his brother, fell inside the borewell and got stuck even as his brother and other family members tried to pull him out.

( Source : PTI )
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