A 3-year-old child who fell into an open storm water drain on Wednesday night remains untraceable after a 46-hour continuous search and rescue operation, a civic official said.
Divyansh Singh had fallen into a drain at Ambedkar Chowk in Malad East at around 10pm that day, and officials Friday evening claimed the search team had covered 10 kilometres of the drain line so far but in vain.
"Our search team of 50 BMC, Fire Brigade and NDRF personnel has searched the drain line by opening all manholes along the stretch. We have not found the child but we are hopeful," the civic official said.
The child's fall into the drain near Goregaon-Mulund Link Road was captured by CCTV cameras in the vicinity.
Divyansh's father, Suraj Bhan Singh, alleged that authorities were not doing enough to trace his son.
"The BMC, Fire Brigade and NDRF are not showing any intent to find my son. The Fire Brigade team did not even have a torch. NDRF jawans came and went back after marking their presence. Our family wanted to protest but were stopped by the police," Singh told reporters here.
Singh hit out at Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar for not bothering to meet him or his kin in connection with the incident.
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