4-yr-old hearing & speech-impaired boy falls into borewell in Hapur, rescued
The incident took place when the boy was playing near the borewell around 1 pm. The borewell was 55 feet deep and one-and-a-half feet wide.
LUCKNOW A four-year-old hearing and speech-impaired boy was rescued after he fell into an open borewell in the Kotla Sadat area under the Hapur Dehat police station jurisdiction on Tuesday. The boy was saved after five hours of rigorous rescue operation by the NDRF.
The incident took place when the boy was playing near the borewell around 1 pm. The borewell was 55 feet deep and one-and-a-half feet wide. An NDRF team -- comprising 47 officials -- was deployed at the spot and food and oxygen were piped inside the borewell.
Hapur SP Deepak Bhukar has confirmed that the child is safe now and has been hospitalised for first-aid treatment as he sustained some injuries. “The rescue operation was challenging as the child is hearing and speech-impaired. It was difficult to communicate. We were continuously watching him through the CCTV camera. It took us five hours to pull him out. We are trained for such operations,” said Deepak Talwar, deputy commandant, NDRF.
Following the operation, district magistrate Medha Rupam thanked the NDRF team and said that an investigation will be carried out to find out how the boy fell into the borewell and action will be taken against the concerned officers for negligence.