A three year old girl who fell into a borewell in Rajasthan was rescued early Monday morning after remaining trapped there for nearly 12 hours. The toddler, identified as Jyoti, was rescued from Lalsot in Dausa where she had fallen into the open borewell while playing in her family farm on Sunday. The borewell had been covered with only a piece of sack cloth, reported PTI.
Jyoti fell 50 feet down the borewell at around 1 pm yesterday, following which her mother raised an alarm. Even as senior police and district administration officers rushed to the spot, a team of national disaster response force (NDRF) had to be called in from Jaipur to help with the rescue operations that lasted almost 12 hours.
Dausa: Three year old girl rescued from a borewell late last night, after being in the borewell for nearly 12 hours. pic.twitter.com/QA5IGHJYW4— ANI (@ANI_news) October 5, 2015
"Jyoti's mother was working at the farm, situated near their house. They have an open borewell. The family members say that the digging of the borewell was underway. The mother left her playing on a heap of soil," a police officer told The Times of India.
The rescue team dug a hole parallel to the borewell pipe, and used a CCTV camera to locate the child.
"Oxygen was supplied and biscuits were lowered into the pipe. Her hands were stuck, but the girl ate one of the biscuits and drank some water. As she was constantly making noises, we are not losing hope," a senior district administration officer told TOI.
Accidents in open borewells are a recurring theme in Rajasthan, and many of them have been dug illegally. In 2010, the Supreme Court had come down heavily on open borewells in fields in the country, giving detailed instructions on measures to prevent such accidents.