A two-year-old, A Chandrashekar fell into a borewell in Ummidivaram, Vinukonda mandal, nearly 150 kms away from Guntur on Tuesday.
The boy is reportedly stuck at 20 feet deep in the borewell.
The boy’s parents are A Mallikarjun and A Anusha. Mallikarjun is an agricultural labourer.
According to local media reports, the non-functioning 200-feet borewell was covered with a sack and was stacked with grass atop it. The boy fell into the borewell while playing on the grass.
Reportedly, locals rushed to the spot immediately and used a rope to gauge the distance at which the boy is stuck. In a bid to relieve the kid from panic, people got torch lights and his mother is consoling him. They also called a JCB to immediately and rescue the kid.
Speaking to TNM, Guntur Superintendent of Police, Venkata Appala Naidu, said that the boy fell into the well at around 6:30 pm. “We have made primary arrangements like supplying air and lighting in the spot. We have also called the National Disaster Response Force and Fire Department,” he said.
Guntur Collector, Kantilal Dande, said that they have made necessary arrangements to rescue the two-year old.
This is not the first incident in recent times of a child falling into a borewell, two months ago, another two-year-old girl, Veena fell into a borewell in Ranga Reddy district, Telangana.
Despite the rescue and relief operations carried out by the officials for over 60 hours, the child could not survive.
Child Rights Activist, President of Balala Hakkula Sangham, Achyutha Rao said that criminal cases should be filed against the revenue officials for neglecting the closure of unused borewells.