HYDERABAD: A four-year-old girl who accidentally fell into a 350-ft-deep open borewell in an agricultural field on Sunday morning, was found dead on Tuesday afternoon. The body was retrieved around 6 pm and later an autopsy was conducted.
“We were constantly supplying oxygen to the girl in the morning and around 11 am, we saw some movement and were relieved to see that she was still alive. However, about an hour later, she was found dead,” said V Balraj, MRO, Manchal mandal.
The decomposed body of Girija was located at a depth of 45-ft in the borewell. Girija’s shattered parents alleged negligence on the part of the authorities for her death. “The family members are claiming negligence, but we have done everything to rescue the child. Right from Sunday afternoon, we have made constant efforts to save her. It is unfortunate that she passed away and I am extremely sorry,” Balraj said.
The accident occurred on Sunday morning on the outskirts of Manchala village of Ibrahimpatnam in Ranga Reddy, when Girija’s grandparents were at work in the field. Massive rescue operations were soon mounted and it continued for the third consecutive day on Tuesday to locate the girl. The area around the borewell was dug to reach out to her.
Following her death, a case of negligence was registered under the IPC against the land owner.