Vikash Sharma

Tanmay Sahu, the 8-year-old boy who had fallen into 400-feet-deep borewell in Betul of Madhya Pradesh five days back, was rescued on Saturday after a long operation which lasted for over 70 hours. However, in a tragic turnout of events, Tanmay could not survive even though he was rushed to the nearest hospital soon after he was pulled out from the 4 borewell.

As per reports, Tanmay had fallen into the borewell in Mandavi village in Betul district on December 6 and was stuck at 45-ft below. He was reportedly playing near the farm when the mishap occurred. Multiple teams of NDRF and SDRF were deployed and carried out intense operation to rescue the 8-year-old boy.  

It is pertinent to mention here that rescue teams had informed that Tanmay was responding and moving as seen through the camera visuals till late Wednesday. However, he stopped responding after that.

“At 5:30 am we got information after we saw a vehicle moving to the spot,” said a local resident.

Earlier, the family members of the boy had raised questions over the delay in completion of the rescue operations.

Many are demanding stern measures to ensure property safety so that no child falls into open borewell as similar mishaps have occurred in the past in different parts of the country. Local residents blamed officials who do not take proper steps to close such open borewells by conducting field or spot visits.

It may be recalled that a similar mishap was also reported from Chhattisgarh in the month of June this year. A 11-year-old boy, Rahul Sahu who had fallen into an 80-ft deep bore well at Pihrid village in Malkharoda block of Janjgir Champa district of Chhattisgarh, was successfully rescued after an intense operation that lasted for over 90 hours.