Sujith Wilson’s body recovered from borewell after 80 hours
A two-year-old boy, who fell into a borewell in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli four days ago, has died, government officials said early Tuesday morning. Sujith Wilson’s body had decomposed inside the borewell. Authorities tried their best to rescue the boy, an official said, adding that the digging process was stopped soon after the body was located inside.
Last night, government officials said that rescuing the boy would have taken 12 more hours. However, a foul smell from within the borewell led authorities to declare the boy’s death. Officials later retrieved Sujith Wilson’s dismembered body from inside the borewell and sent it for a postmortem examination.
“The 2-year-old boy’s body is now in decomposed state. We tried our best to rescue him but unfortunately foul smell has started coming from the borewell in which the child had fallen. As of now, digging process has been stopped,” J Radhakrishnan, Principal Secretary in the Transport Department and the Relief Commissioner told reporters.
Sujith Wilson was playing near the abandoned borewell on Friday evening, when he fell inside. Progress on the rescue was slow because of rocky terrain and complex procedures, including drilling a parallel tunnel to reach the boy and allowing for the passage of oxygen to enable him to breathe in the claustrophobic environment.