Ranga Reddy: The 14-month old girl after 58 hours of the rescue operation was pulled out dead today who was stuck in an abandoned borewell since Thursday. She was playing with her elder sister when she accidentally fell into a nearly 450-feet-deep open borewell in a field at Ekkareddyguda village of Chevella Mandal on Thursday at 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 said, HT reports.
The rescue operation was started from 8 pm on Thursday using different methods. However, today her remains were found stuck at around 245 feet, police said. The chances of her survival were bleak, as per the authorities on Saturday.
“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.
High-tech sensitive cameras were installed 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.
The Cyberabad police on Saturday registered a case against the land owner Malla Reddy under IPC section 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others).