After four days of rescue efforts an eight-year-old, who fell into a borewell in a Madhya Pradesh village of Betul district died on Saturday.
Meanwhile, a compensation of Rs 4 lakh has been offered by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who also expressed his condolences.
Taking to Twitter CM Chouhan said, “It is very sad that little Tanmay (Sahu), who fell in a borewell in Betul’s Mandvi village, could not be saved even after tireless efforts by the administration. I pray to God to give peace to the departed soul and strength to the family members to bear this loss, Om Shanti.”
Moreover, the ex-gratia has been announced for the kin of the deceased. “Tanmay’s family should not consider themselves alone in this hour of grief, I and the entire Madhya Pradesh are with the family. Financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh will be given to the victim’s family by the state government. May God give the departed soul a place at his holy feet. Humble tribute!,” Chouhan said.
While playing on the farm around 5 pm on Tuesday 8-year-old Tanmay Sahu fell into the borewell and within the next hour, the rescue operation started.
However, over the four days State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Home Guard, and local police personnel were on the job to rescue the child. After rescuing at Betul District Hospital Tanmay’s body was taken by ambulance.
Furthermore, immediate results were demanded by the boy’s family and the mother of Tanmay’s Jyoti Sahu”Give me my child, whatever it may be. Would it have taken so much time even if it was a child of a leader or an officer? So much time has passed, and they are not saying anything. Not even allowing me to see.”
“My 12-year-old daughter saw him falling into the borewell and informed me about the incident. We immediately rushed to the spot. He was breathing and we listened to his voice as we enquired. The rescue operation was started from 6 pm onwards on December 6,” Tanmay’s father Sunil Sahu said.
Henceforth, Geeta Mankar Tanmay’s teacher said, “Tanmay is a student of Class 3. The children of his school, including teachers, chanted Gayatri Mantra for his safety. The teachers and students have prayed to God that Tanmay comes out safely from the borewell. Tanmay is an intelligent student. His safety will be the victory of all of us.”