Six year-old stuck in Alwar borewell, rescue efforts enter Day 3

Efforts were still on till late Thursday evening to rescue Komal Meena, who fell into a borewell around 6 pm on Tuesday in Alwar’s Rajgarh town.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Published:October 14, 2016 5:24 am
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Efforts to rescue six-year-old Komal Meena, who fell into a borewell in Alwar on Tuesday evening, entered the third day on Thursday with the Army being called in to assist in the operation.

Efforts were still on till late Thursday evening to rescue Komal Meena, who fell into a borewell around 6 pm on Tuesday in Alwar’s Rajgarh town.

While the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had been called Wednesday morning, the Army was called on Thursday morning. “While the NDRF had been trying to get through to the girl inside the borewell, Army officials suggested digging around the borewell to reach Komal. Hence, two JCB excavators were pressed into action today. However, we still can’t say as to when we might reach the kid,” Additional SP, Rural, Suresh Kheenchi, said.

Rajgarh Station House Officer Rajiv Rahar said that as per the girl’s father, Mukesh Meena, Komal was playing with her brother Rohit in their village Barer when she fell into the borewell.

The police were informed around 10 pm Tuesday, following which rescue operations were initiated.

Komal is stuck at a depth of around 100-110 feet inside the borewell, which is about 900-foot deep.