After 58 Hours, 14-month-old Telangana Girl Pulled Out Dead from Borewell



Hyderabad: A 14-month-old girl was pulled out dead from a 450-feet-deep borewell in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district on Thursday, 58 hours after she accidentally fell into the open trench.

The girl, fondly called as Chinnari, was the daughter of a farm labourer. She was playing with her elder sister when she accidentally fell in the open borewell in a field at Ekkareddyguda village of Chevella mandal, about 60 km from here, on Thursday around 7.15 pm.

"She is declared dead.... We called off the rescue operation at 6 am after the remains were retrieved," Cyberabad Police Commissioner Sandeep Shandilya told PTI. 

The authorities had on Saturday said chances of the toddler's survival were bleak.

The efforts to rescue the child had started from 8 pm on Thursday using different methods. However, on Sunday, her remains were found stuck at around 245 feet, police said. "After the postmortem was conducted, the child's remains were handed over to her family members and taken to her native Gorepally village," Chevella police station's sub-inspector N Sridhar Reddy said.

After the girl fell into the borewell, a parallel trench was dug along the hole with the help of earth excavating machines even as the rocky area and rains had hampered the rescue work.

High-tech sensitive cameras were deployed to locate the girl and oxygen was continuously pumped in the borewell. Apart from police, the fire department, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel and a team of ONGC officials were also involved in the rescue operation.

A team of doctors and ambulance was also deployed at the spot.

The Cyberabad police yesterday registered a case against the land owner, Malla Reddy, under IPC section 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others).

In October 2014, a four-year-old girl died after falling into a nearly 300-feet-deep borewell in Ranga Reddy's Manchal village. 
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