A three-year-old boy who fell into a 200-feet deep borewell in the Niwari district of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday died despite the rescue efforts. Prahlad, who is the son of Harikrishnan and Kapuri couple, fell into the borewell while he was playing in the fields. The authorities had mobilised a joint rescue operation with the State Disaster Response Force and the Army to save the child.
The parents of the child alleged that their child died due to the late rescue efforts. The army had joined the operation at the request of state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The team brought railway machines at the spot to assist in the rescue operations, and they dug a parallel pit to remove the child.
While they were able to remove him, the child succumbed to the injuries. The authorities also noted that water filling the pit at one point had affected rescue operations. Meanwhile, some have raised concerns about the operation. While a few reiterated the parents’ claim that the rescue officers arrived late, others mentioned that the vibrations from digging the second pit might have caused the toddler to fall further down.