5-Yr-Old MP Boy Stuck In Borewell For Four Days, Dies

8 Nov, 2020 15:50 IST|Sakshi Post
MP Boy Prahlad

BHOPAL: The five-year-old boy, who fell into a 200-feet deep borewell in Madhya Pradesh's Niwari district four days back, died, despite all efforts by the district administration to retrieve him.

After a 90-hour-long rescue operation, a team of rescue workers managed to retrieve the child, Prahlad, from the borewell around 3 am on Sunday. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a tweet expressed sadness over the boy's death and announced a financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh for his family. He also announced that a new borewell would be dug in the agricultural field of the boy's family.

The child  who was the son of farmer Harikishan Kushwaha, fell into the newly-dug borewell at his father's agriculture field in Saitpura (Barahbujurg) village of Niwari district on Wednesday morning when labourers were putting a pipe casing in it, police said.

He was stuck at a depth of 60-feet in the 200-feet deep borewell and showed no movement since the past three days.The team of SDRF (State Disaster Response Force), NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) and other experts worked hard day and night, but the boy was found dead at 3 am on Sunday.         

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