Army help called to rescue child

Churu's district administration failed to pull him out of borewell

The district administration of Churu has sought army’s help to rescue two-and-a-half-year old boy who fell into a borewell in Thelap village of the district.

 The boy fell into a 200-feet deep borewell on Monday afternoon. After the initial rescue efforts by the district administration failed, it has knocked on the army’s door.

Radheshyam fell into the borewell while crossing over the open shaft covered with a sack, police said on Tuesday.

Army was called in after the civil arrangements to rescue the boy went in vain. According to the sources, the body who was stuck 50 feet down has slipped further down and the rescue team has installed camera to keep track of the boy’s movements.

“A team comprising engineers and medical representative was pressed into service to pull the boy out,” Col S D Goswami, Defence spokesperson said.

He said that a team from South Western Command reached past midnight and has expedited rescue work along with the district administration.

Police said that two earth moving machines and tractors were pressed into service for digging the land adjacent to the borewell soon after the incident occurred.

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