GURGAON, June 24 – Rescuers today pulled out four-year-old Mahi dead from the 70-feet-deep borewell near Manesar where she was trapped for the last four days.
“Mahi has been pulled out from the borewell... She is dead,” Gurgaon District Magistrate PC Meena said. Late last night, rescuers had pierced a hard rock in their effort to reach the girl, trapped in the pit since June 20.
The hard rock was a major hurdle which the rescuers had been struggling to break for the last three days. The slab was located in the horizontal tunnel between the borewell and the pit dug up to rescue the child.
Mahi fell into the borewell at Kho village near Manesar while playing with her friends on June 20, her fourth birthday.
Over 100 officials drawn from army, fire, police, Gurgaon Rapid Metrorail, health and revenue departments, and locals were involved in drilling the pit parallel to the borewell.
Meanwhile, Deepak Mathur, CEO of ESI hospital in Manesar where Mahi’s body was taken, said the child could have been saved.
“It is bit difficult but there could have been the possibility of the child’s survival even on oxygen alone...She died due to lack of air...She could not breathe,” he said.