Speaking to The News Minute, Trichy Superintendent of Police Zia Ul Haq stated that rescue operations are on and NDRF teams are being rushed to the spot from Chennai and will soon start aiding the rescue operations. However, reports quote that there has been no sound from the boy since this morning at 5 AM. Minister C Vijayabhaskar is at the spot and is overseeing rescue operations.
Trichy Superintendent told TNM that this could be because the child might be tired after all this time and could be slipping down. “All the equipment has come. All the teams are coming and they’ve done successful operations in the past,” he reassured.
Other facilities are being done to keep the child alive. There is a 24/7 supply of Oxygen. Rescue officials have helped Sujith’s family speak to him and reassure him. Specially designed equipment is being brought in from Madurai to help rescue the child.
Apart from that, they are making use of a robotic device with cameras that are touted to save children who are stuck in borewell pipes.
On Friday around 5.30 pm, Sujith was playing near the abandoned borewell on his father’s property when he slipped and fell inside. Visuals from the scene show just the boy’s head and hands inside the narrow shaft of the borewell.
Social media has been filled with prayers and messages ever since.
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