Tribune News Service
Sangrur, June 6
A two-year-old boy fell into a nearly 150-ft deep borehole in the fields near his house on Sunam-Sheron road on Thursday. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) along with Sangrur administration has launched a rescue operation.
As per information, Fatehveer Singh was playing near his house in fields when he accidentlly slipped into the borehole that was lying unused.
The boy’s father Sukhjinder Singh said, “The borewell was lying for the last some years. Fatehveer will turn two on June 10. He was born after seven years of my marriage. I request the authorities to take quick action to save him.”
Sunam SDM Manjit Kaur, who along with other local officers reached on spot, said through a camera the child has been spotted inside the borehole and oxygen supply has been provided.
“His family saw him slipping into the borehole with a jute bag, which was placed on the borehole. It’s around 150-ft deep and around 9-inch in diameter till 100 ft and 7-inch beyond that. The child appears to have stuck at around 125 ft. After family informed the administration and we immediately called Bathinda unit of Army and NDRF for help. Before NDRF team reached, our officers have launched rescue operation,” said Ghanshyam Thori, Deputy Commissioner.
JCB machines have been pressed into service to dig earth around the borehole while villagers have made special arrangements for light.
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee secretary Harman Bajwa along with PPCC spokesperson Daman Thind Bajwa and other senior leaders visited the spot. Former Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Dhindsa along with other leaders too reached there.
“All are praying for the well being of child and hopefully he will be saved,” Dhindsa said.