A four-year-old boy fell into a 50-foot deep borewell in Neekuch village of Alwar district on Tuesday.
The incident occurred in the afternoon when the child’s father Virendra Jatav along with other family members was filling the borewell with mud.
“The borewell was not of use any longer. The family members had removed the pipe from the borewell and were filling mud in it. When they took a break, the child, who was playing nearby, slipped into the borewell,” said Shivram Gurjar, SHO Naugaon police station.
The child was stuck at a depth of around 45 feet and administration officials rushed to Neekuch to monitor the rescue operations, Gurjar added.
ADM Vinay Kumar Nagayach, DSP Himanshu Sharma, police personnel, engineers from Public Works Department (PWD), Water Works department and a group of doctors have reached the village on the Haryana border while a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team is on the way. The doctors sent down a pipe through which oxygen was being supplied to the child. Later, CCTV cameras were also sent down the borewell to monitor him, the SHO said.
Alwar collector Muktanand Agarwal said four JCB machines were brought to dig out the mud and rescue the child. Army teams from Alwar and Jaipur were called in, besides experts from Lalsot, Dausa district, who have earlier rescued children in such cases.
SP Ajay Pal Lamba said the JCB machines have dug out mud up to 25 feet depth and the child can be rescued within the next two hours. He said the child had fallen on his head and that teams were able to discern his leg movements through the CCTV cameras.