This Article is From Jul 01, 2016

18-Month-Old Baby Falls Into 750-Feet Borewell In Jodhpur, Rescue Under Way

18-Month-Old Baby Falls Into 750-Feet Borewell In Jodhpur, Rescue Under Way

While playing, the one-and-a-half year old girl stepped onto the borewell and fell in.

Jodhpur: A one-and-a-half year old girl today fell into a borewell in Binjwaria village near Jodhpur following which a rescue operation was launched.

The location of the girl, however, could not be traced despite cameras and hooks being dropped into the borewell.

District Magistrate VC Mallik said that a toddler Neha Gehlot had come to her grandmother's farm along with her mother two days back.

"Today, at about 7 AM, she was playing outside the house close to the borewell which was covered with a gunny bag.

While playing, the girl stepped onto the borewell and fell into it with the gunny bag," he said.

The owner of the farm had removed the motor from this borewell yesterday and covered it with a gunny bag in order to avoid any mishap. The accident could have been caused due to his negligence in making sure that it was properly plugged.

The rescue operation is being carried out by the administration and an army team.

Mr Mallik said the borewell was about 750-feet deep and 10 inches in diameter.