Madhya Pradesh: Eight-year-old boy who fell into borewell five days back dies, body recovered

The boy, Tanmay, had fallen into the borewell at Mandavi village on Tuesday evening

PTIUpdated: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:09 AM IST
article-image

Betul (Madhya Pradesh): An eight-year-old boy, who had fallen into a borewell and got stuck at a depth of around 40 feet at a village in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh on December 6, died and his body was recovered in the early hours of Saturday, officials said.

The boy, Tanmay, had fallen into the borewell at Mandavi village on Tuesday evening, they said.

"The boy was rescued around 5 am on Saturday. However, he was declared dead," State Home Guard Commandant S R Azami, who was engaged in the rescue operation, said.

Soon after the boy fell into the borewell around 5 pm on Tuesday, and got stuck at a depth of 35 ft to 40 ft, a rescue operation had been launched. Earthmoving machines were used to dig a parallel tunnel. Hectic efforts were on to reach the child and rescue him, the officials said.

The incident had taken place when the boy was playing in a field. The borewell was dug recently, police had said earlier.

On Friday, district collector Amanbir Singh Bains had said that there was no response from the boy.

(If you have a story in and around Mumbai, you have our ears, be a citizen journalist and send us your story here. )

(To receive our E-paper on WhatsApp daily, please click here.  To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Bhopal: Annapoorna scheme shut, poor fall short of grains

Bhopal: Annapoorna scheme shut, poor fall short of grains

KIYG 2022: My brother Manish inspired me to take up shooting, says Shiva Narwal

KIYG 2022: My brother Manish inspired me to take up shooting, says Shiva Narwal

Madhya Pradesh: CM Chouhan extends greetings on Narmada Jayanti

Madhya Pradesh: CM Chouhan extends greetings on Narmada Jayanti

Bhopal: MP to make presentation on rural tourism at G-20 meet in Gujarat

Bhopal: MP to make presentation on rural tourism at G-20 meet in Gujarat

Madhya Pradesh: Uma Bharti staying in Bhopal temple to seek stringent liquor policy

Madhya Pradesh: Uma Bharti staying in Bhopal temple to seek stringent liquor policy