Boy drowns in open well

Published: 25th August 2016 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2016 06:02 AM   |  A+A-


COIMBATORE: A 10-year-old Class V student was found dead inside a 130-foot-deep open well at Ashok Nagar, Sundakkamuthur near Kovaipudur, on Wednesday.

Police said that the boy, S Akash, was missing since Sunday morning. He was the youngest of two children born to daily wagers M Senthil Kumar (34) and S Sridevi (32). The family resided in Harijan Colony, Sundakkamuthur.

Police said that Akash was studying in a local government school and was known to be irregular.

He was last seen at his relative’s house on Sunday, following which his parents approached the Perur Police saying  he was missing.

As Akash was known for teaming up with friends to capture pigeons, his relatives began searching for him in open wells located nearby and chanced upon his remains inside one of the wells, on Wednesday.

Police said that they believe that Akash was attempting to capture pigeons inside one of the wells when he accidentally fell inside. “So far, there are no signs of foul play,” said a policeman investigating the death.

On information, Fire and Rescue service personnel retrieved the body and sent it for autopsy to the CMCH.

In a separate incident, a 35-year-old man from Mettupalayam died after falling into a 180-foot-deep well at Chitanaiken Palayam on the Chettipalayam to Palladam Road on Tuesday. Police said the deceased P Ramesh was trying to illegally fell a sandalwood tree along with two others when they were chased by a dog.

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