A two-and half-year-old boy who fell into a 12-feet-deep pit at Sector 32, Chandigarh this evening has been rescued. The toddler, Naveen Kumar , has no visible injuries but he has been taken to a Government medical college and hospital in Sector 32 for check up.
Naveen was playing when he fell into the pit at around 6 pm, which had been dug by the contractor for earthing purposes, where construction of ITBP flats is going on.
Immediately, the police, a team of doctors from both Government hospitals of Sector 16 and 32, an ambulance and fire fighters rushed to the spot for rescue operations. Naveen was pulled out after the operation of two and half hours.
A JCB bulldozer and earthmovers were used to dig a borewell parallel to the one Naveen had fallen into and rescue team member went inside and pulled the child out. Oxygen was also administered through a pipe.
Speaking to HT, Deputy Commissioner of Chandigarh, Mohammed Shayin said, action would be initiated against the contractor for leaving the pit uncovered. The child is responding well and is under observation at GMCH-32, he added.
Senior officers of UT Administration including UT advisor, KK Sharma, deputy commissioner of Chandigarh, Mohammed Shayin, city mayor Subhash Chawla, State BJP chief Sanjay Tandon, area councillor, Heera Negi and senior police officials reached the spot.
While taking to media persons, the mother Heera Manthan and father Jagmohan of Naveen said, when we returned home after work, Naveen was playing and soon we heard his cries from the pit and we informed the police, they said.