VILLUPURAM: His cries remained unheard and his call for help went unanswered for three days. Finally, he saw light at the end of tunnel on Monday. Natarajan (70) heaved a sigh of relief when fire and rescue personnel took him out of a well, in which he fell on Friday evening, in Ulundurpet.
According to sources, Natarajan was a resident of Sankaralingam in Ulundurpet. He went to the town on Friday, but lost his way and strayed into a plot near the court building.
As he was wandering in darkness, Natarajan fell into a well behind the court building.
Fortunately, there was very less water in the well due to summer, but the spot was away from the main road.
Even though he repeatedly called out for help, no one noticed or heard him shout.
As the court was on holiday on Saturday and Sunday, the septuagenarian had to stay in the well for two days and three nights. Without food, Natarajan survived on the water in the well.
On Monday morning, one Vignesh from Ulundurpet, while passing through the area, heard some sounds from the well and look inside. Seeing Natarajan lying in the water and struggling, he alerted the locals and also informed the Ulundurpet Fire and Rescue Service personnel.
A rescue team rushed to the spot and brought Natarajan out of the well. He was taken to the Ulundurpet Government Hospital in an unconscious condition.
According to hospital sources, Natarajan suffered minor fractures in his legs and hands. As the news spread across the town, people were seen praising the septuagenarian for his endurance.