Hyderabad: A fourteen-month-old baby girl accidentally fell into an uncovered borewell in an agricultural field at Chennvelli village of Chevella mandal in Vikarabad district on Thursday evening.
The parents – Yadagiri and Renuka – of the girl, who is yet to be given a name, call her ‘Chinnari’. The child was playing with her elder sister Harshita when she slipped into the 45-foot deep borewell.
On seeing this, Harshita, rushed towards her parents who were working in the same field, and alerted them. With the help of other farmers and villagers, the girl’s parents informed the police who rushed to the spot and took up rescue operation.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shamshabad) P.V. Padmaja said the incident occurred around 7.15 p.m. “We have sought the assistance of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in the rescue operation,” she said.
The DCP said efforts were on to get the girl out by digging a parallel pit using two earth excavating machines.
“It’s dark and we are working on safely getting the child out of the borewell,” she said adding oxygen is being supplied with the help of 108 ambulance staff. The police said the borewell that was dug up in the field a week ago was left uncovered after failing to draw water from it.
Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy, who was participating in Iftar, rushed to the spot to supervise rescue operations taken up by the police and revenue departments. The girl’s parents hailing from Yaalal mandal came to Chennvelli village to eke their livelihood and working in the field.