Belagavi: A small girl was fallen in a 400-feet deep, abandoned borewell while playing with her siblings at a farm in Junjarwad village of Athani taluk in Belagavi district on Saturday evening.
The rescue operation has become difficult since a rock came in between the path dug parallel to the trench of the borewell, she has been stuck at a depth of 20 feets. The team instead of blasting the rock with explosive have dug another borewell to ensure her safety, as reported by Deccan Chronicle.
The farm belongs to Shankar Hipparagi, a farmer, who dug the borewell in order to get water. Since he could not find any he let it open, abandoned. The Government has already given strict instructions to the farm owner to cover up such abandoned bore wells.
The staff of National Disaster Relief Force from Pune, Hatti Gold Mines, fire brigade and police officials are working round the clock to rescue the child. After removing the soil, her hand and clothes became visible with a camera. Attempts made to pull the girl out with the help of hooks have been already failed.
Her mother, Savita has stopped eating and been admitted to the hospital due to high blood pressure. Belagavi district in-charge minister Ramesh Jarakiholi, the district deputy commissioner and superintendent of police have been monitoring the rescue operation.
“We have taken all precautionary measures to prevent the girl from falling below 20 feet. We have also stepped up rescue work. We are hopeful of rescuing the girl,” said fire brigade officer Fakkirappa Kalakundi.