Punjab woman mistakes borewell room for toilet, falls into well

Moga: An elderly woman fell into a 12-feet deep well after she mistook a borewell room for the toilet, in Punjab’s Moga district.

Preetam Kaur, 65, a resident of Mandar village, was in the office of the Social Security Department to collect her pension. She went into the borewell room mistaking it for the toilet and fell into the deep well. The accident took place also as the room was dark, and she could not see the borewell.

Two other women Kuldeep Kaur and Gurcharan Kaur, who were with her, became suspicious when Preetam did not come out even after about 20 minutes. They opened the room and found her trapped in the pipes, after which they raised an alarm.

It took 30 minutes to take Preetam Kaur out of the borewell. She suffered some injury to her head and other parts of the body and has been admitted to a hospital. After the accident, the staff has temporarily closed the broken door of borewell room.