Five-year-old baby Mahi who was finally pulled out of a borewell, more than 83 hours since she fell in has not survived the ordeal. Mahi was finally brought out by an army jawan, and was immediately rushed to an army ambulance. However doctors at the ESI hospital in Maneswar where she was taken have said that she did not survive.
Chief Medical Officer Praveen Garg of the Civil Hospital told IANS that the baby girl had died.
A jawan reached the baby girl this morning but pulling her out took several hours. Another soldier had to go into the tunnel and help pull her out due to a lack of space. As soon as she was brought out, a soldier gathered the child in his arms and sprinted to an ambulance which sped off to a hospital.
Rescuers were able to reach Mahi finally today after they managed to pierce a rock last night. The army operation which involved more than 100 soldiers who were working in ten minute shifts, had to dig a parallel tunnel to the borewell so that they could get out.
Till Saturday evening rescuers had made a little headway as they finally pierced a hard rock in their effort to reach the five-year-old Mahi, trapped in a 70-feet-deep borewell near Manesar for three days, as hopes for her survival diminished by the hour.
The hard rock was a major hurdle which the rescuers had been struggling to break for the last two days, Lt Colonel Ashwani Tyagi, who is heading the operation, said.
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 20 June, her fifth birthday.