The boy is no more. He died due to suffocation,” said Gwalior SP Hari Narayanchari Mishra.
Earlier in the day, the boy identified as Abhay Pachouri was taken out from the borewell in Sultanpur Kheria village under Dabra tehsiland and rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead.
“Preliminary examination revealed that there was no proof of any snakebite or any other animal attack on his body. Doctors said that he died due to suffocation after falling into the borewell,” Gwalior Collector Dr Sanjay Goyal said.
The Collector informed that the boy was taken out after nearly 22 hours of rescue oepration. Detailed post-mortem will reveal the exact cause behind the death.
An assistance of Rs one lakh will be provided from the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and the damages caused to the agriculture field too will be restored, the Collector said.
The boy had got stuck at the depth of nearly 25 feet in the borewell in an agriculture field in the village, after he fell into it last evening, Inspector General (IG) Gwalior, Adarsh Katiyar said.
A team of local police, administration, BSF and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was deployed to rescue him.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the kid fell into the borewell while returning home along with his grandmother and elder sister.