The Hush Post|10:06 am|one-minute-read|
A two-year-old toddler has fallen into a 200-feet deep open borewell in a village in Sangrur district of Punjab. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon. The operation to rescue is on in full swing.
The victim boy Fatheveer Singh was playing outside his home and fell into an open borewell, which was lying open for the past seven years, at Bhagwanpura in Sunam sub-division of the district.
The child has not had any food for the past about 18 hours, though he is showing movements.
Soon after the incident, officials of the police and civil administration along with residents began the rescue operation at around 4 pm. A team of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) from Bathinda also joined the efforts at 7 pm.
The officials said the borewell is around 170-feet deep and the boy is stuck at 110 feet. The boy is being provided oxygen. The NDRF team has also started the rescue work.
“He is the only child of his parents. His father and other family members were also near him when the mishap occurred,” Rohi Singh, the grandfather of the child, said.
“We are planning to celebrate his second birthday on June 10,” he said.
Aam Aadmi Party legislator and leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Lehra MLA Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Youth Congress leader Daman Thind Bajwa and other local leaders also gathered at the spot.