HYDERABAD: The highly decomposed body of four-year old Girija was finally recovered from a borewell late on Tuesday evening after 60-hour-long rescue operations in Manchal in Ranga Reddy district plunging the family members and the local people in deep sorrow.
The girl fell into an abandoned borewell on Sunday and was stuck at a depth of 44 feet.
The decomposed body of Girija was located at a depth of 45-feet, deep inside the borewell in water, and efforts were on to retrieve it, they said.
“The girl’s body has been located inside the hole and we are trying to take it out. The body was located through a camera at around 3 pm today,” ACP (Ibrahimpatnam Division) Ramulu Naik told PTI.
“The body is in a decomposed condition. After conducting post—mortem, the body will be handed over to the family members,” he said.
The mishap occurred on Sunday morning on the outskirts of Manchal village of Ibrahimpatnam in Ranga Reddy when Girija accidentally fell inside the open borewell while playing, when her grandparents were working in the field.
Massive rescue operations continued for the third consecutive day today to locate the girl. The area around the borewell was dug to reach out to her. Oxygen was also pumped inside the hole.
Police and revenue officials, besides teams of NDRF, fire, geologists and members of coal mining company Singareni Collieries were involved in the massive rescue operation.
The nearly 300—feet deep borewell was dug around six months back. Though it did not yield water, it was left abandoned and uncovered. Due to a cover of bushes on the ground, it was difficult to make out if there was a borewell there, police said.
Manchala police station inspector P Jagadeeshwar said they have already registered a case of negligence under relevant sections of IPC against the owner of the land.