Rescuers pulled out the decomposed and mangled body of the boy early Tuesday from deep inside a borewell, after a futile 80-hour attempt to save the child who had fallen in while playing.
As the ambulance moved to Manapparai GH, heavy rainfall coupled with thunder and lightning lashed the village for 45 minutes.
Edappadi K Palaniswami directed all district administrations to ensure strict implementation of rules for closing down abandoned borewells.
As the boy's body arrived, a pall of gloom descended on the village and people lined up to pay their last respects.
Incidentally, the shed above the erected old borewell where Sujith was stuck is completely covered without even a peephole.
Despite deploying various machines and improvising plans several times, officials are unable to pinpoint a time frame within which the task would be completed.