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Child retrieved from Punjab borewell is dead, claims family

IANS  |  Sangrur/Chandigarh 

The two-year-old boy who was retrieved Tuesday morning from a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in a village in Punjab's district after five days of rescue operation was no more, claimed victim's grandfather.

There is no official confirmation about the health of the child,

"Why was he taken to the hospital when he is no more," Rohi Singh, child's grandfather, told reporters on the spot.

He claimed that the body of the child had grievous wounds. "He was pulled out (of the borewell) by using strings."

Sukhminder Singh, father of Fatehveer, requested people to maintain peace.

The rescued child was admitted to the in Chandigarh, some 130 km from the accident spot, Deputy said.

The boy, who had been trapped in the abandoned borewell since June 6, was retrieved by the rescuers of the (NDRF).



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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 08:10 IST