KRISHNAGIRI: A family in Krishnagiri district which went through a similar trauma of a child in their family tripping accidentally into an unused borewell pit, on Saturday prayed hard for the safe rescue of the minor boy, Sujith Wilson, who accidently fell into an unused borewell at Nadukattupatti near Manaparai in Tiruchirappalli district on Friday evening.
"We in our prayers have urged God to give the strength to the family in distress and also to save the boy trapped inside the borewell after he accidently slipped into it while playing in front of his house," M. Anand told DC here.
This 35-year-old Anand is a native of Kumlathur village, near Akkalakottai in Denkannikottai taluk of Krishnagiri district. His son Guna (10), who had similarly trapped was rescued alive from the unused borewell when the boy was then just two years old in 2012.
The boy, second child for Anand (39) and Padma (29), slipped into the borewell dug by his father on his farm land. His elder sister Pooja who noticed her brother falling into the pit, had informed her parents leading to the rescue mission.
Guna trapped 30-ft down the pit having a total depth of around 520-ft was eventually rescued alive after a ten hour struggle. The Denkannikottai fire tender and rescue department staff had dug another pit near the borewell to reach the boy.
"A 25-feet pit was dug near the borewell with the help of earth movers. The PVC pipe was carefully cut open and the rescue team found Guna five feet deep in the pit dug to rescue my son," Anand recalled the rescue mission conducted to save his son Guna.
He added, "the rescue team made a knot with a rope and sent it down. The boy was asked to insert his hand inside the ring of the rope and Guna was tied to stop him from further going down. He was then safely hooked out of the pit using an iron rod."...