Telangana: Almost 24 hours after 16-month-old Chinnari fell into an open borewell in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district, she remains stuck inside the pit making her chances of survival feeble. The rescue efforts though haven't been called off. The baby was earlier visible at 40 feet to the camera they had sent inside the borewell. As they are unable to see the baby, the rescue teams have called for a camera that can go up to 100 feet to check if the baby has slipped further down.
Her mother is inconsolable as heavy rain has slowed down the operation. But digging is underway and oxygen is being provided to the girl, police said.
Yadaiah, the girl's father, who works as a labourer, has demanded action against the revenue officials for not ensuring that the borewells are sealed. The land owner had apparently kept the borewell open to fix a motor, a revenue department official said.
The child fell into the 60-foot deep borewell at an agricultural field in Ekkareddyguda village where she was playing with her sister around 6.30 pm. She informed her family who rushed to the spot and called the police. A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) swung into action and a parallel pit was dug to bring her out, a police official said today.
"Efforts are on to save the girl... oxygen is being supplied into the borewell," sub-inspector N Sridhar Reddy told PTI.
A camera has been put inside the borewell to monitor the child and an ambulance has also been kept ready, he said.
Mahender Reddy, Transport Minister, Telengana, said that a criminal case will be filed against the land owner as well as the borewell owner
NGO Balala Hakkula Sangham has demanded action against Mandal Revenue officials for not ensuring the closure of these borewells.
In October 2014, a four-year-old girl died after accidentally falling into a 300-foot deep borewell at Manchal village in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district. The police and officials from different departments carried out a massive operation for three days to save her, but the girl's decomposed body was later located at a depth of 45 feet.
(With inputs from PTI)