Child rescued from borewell in Sangrur passes away

Chandigarh: Two-year-old Fatehveer Singh, who had fallen into a borewell in Sangrur, has passed away.

Fatehveer, who had fallen into a 150-foot-deep unused borewell while playing, was pulled out of it Tuesday morning in a frantic rescue operation after almost 109 hours, an official said.

The toddler was rushed to a hospital in an ambulance amid police security.

The child was rescued around 5.30 am by National Disaster Response Force personnel, officials said.

The two-year-old boy fell into an abandoned 150-foot borewell on June 6 afternoon outside his house.

In the joint operation, the National Disaster Response Force and local administration dug a parallel pit to rescue the child.

There was not enough space in the 9-inch diameter borewell for the child to make any movements.

(With agency inputs)