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Tamil Nadu Borewell Rescue Highlights: Sujith Wilson dies in borewell; EPS announces Rs. 20 lakh compensation

Sujith Wilson Dead: Final rites of the two-year-old were completed at the Fathima Pudur cemetery near Tiruchirapalli district of Tamil Nadu. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, AIADMK cadre and DMK chief M K Stalin visited Nadukattupatti to pay their respects.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: October 30, 2019 10:09:52 am
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Sujith Wilson, the two-year-old toddler who had fallen down an abandoned borewell near his house in Nadukattupatti near Manapparai in Trichy on October 25 was declared dead early Tuesday morning. Officials conducting the rescue operations had pronounced the child dead after foul smell began emanating from the borewell on Monday night.

READ | Sujith dies in Tamil Nadu borewell: How rescue operations unfolded

The decomposed and dismembered body of Sujith had been recovered from the borewell shortly after 3 am, following which the body was sent to the Manapparai government hospital for postmortem. The body was later handed over to the parents and buried at a cemetery in Fathima Puthur near Trichy on Tuesday around 8 am.

READ | Tamil Nadu: Condolences pour in for 2-year-old Sujith, whose body was recovered after almost 80 hours

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19:55 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Actor Aju Varghese offers condolences
19:44 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Cricketer Harbhajan Singh extends condolences

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh tweeted his condolences following Sujith's demise. Terming it an 'irreparable tragedy', the cricketer tweeted, "I am feeling bad that I could not do anything. It is not just one life that was taken away but all our self confidence. Henceforth, another life should not be lost like this. Who will comfort his parents? You will always remain in my thoughts son." (sic)

19:13 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Actor Vivek Oberoi offers condolences
19:06 (IST)29 Oct 2019
You fought and survived like a warrior: Actor Aadhi

Kollywood actor Aadhi offered his condolences following Sujith's demise and tweeted, "#Sujithwilson still resides in our hearts." (sic) The actor urged people to stop blaming the government for the child's death and instead, start implementing the change they expect from others. 

18:46 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Actress Yashika Aannand offers her condolences
18:31 (IST)29 Oct 2019
'We wanted to rescue Sujith alive but failed': EPS

Addressing the media after offering condolences to Sujith's parents, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said that firemen had commenced operations immediately after news of Sujith's fall had reached them. "From around 6 pm on Friday, rescue operations commenced. I sent three AIADMK ministers to Nadukattupatti to supervise the rescue operations. We wanted to rescue the child alive but failed", he said.

Commenting on DMK chief M K Stalin's allegation that NDRF and SDRF personnel had been roped in late, EPS said, "The rescue operations have been streamed live since Friday. You saw that the government had left no stone unturned in ensuring that Sujith was rescued. NDRF and SDRF personnel who arrived at the site told me that our approach was the right one. We did everything we could do to rescue Sujith alive." EPS announced a compensation of Rs. 10 lakh from the Chief Minister's relief fund and a sum of Rs. 10 lakh from AIADMK to the family.

18:06 (IST)29 Oct 2019
EPS, OPS visit Nadukattupatti to pay their last respects

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam visited Nadukattupatti to pay their respects to Sujith Wilson who was buried at a cemetery in Fathima Puthur in the morning. EPS and OPS offered their condolences to the distraught parents of the toddler in person and garlanded the portrait of Sujith.

17:43 (IST)29 Oct 2019
May god give strength to Sujith's family : Actress Keerthi Suresh

Actress Keerthi Suresh took to Twitter and expressed her condolonces upon Sujith's demise.

16:17 (IST)29 Oct 2019
VJ Anjana Rangan offers condolences

VJ and TV anchor Anjana Rangan offered her condolences following the removal of Sujith's body early Tuesday morning. "This is pure pain. We all love you little fighter #RIPSurjith" (sic) she tweeted.

16:13 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Director Karthik Subbaraj extends apology to Sujith

Kollywood director Karthik Subbaraj apologised to Sujith and tweeted "Sorry Sujith..So Painfaul.." (sic).

16:09 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Anchor Divya Dharshini apologises to Sujith
16:08 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Actress Ramya Subramanian extends condolences
15:50 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Director Atlee offers condolences

Kollywood director Atlee offered his condolences to Sujith, whose decomposed body was recovered from the borewell by rescue personnel early Tuesday morning.

15:40 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Actress and AICC member Khushbu Sundar offers her condolences
15:34 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan extends her condolences

Telangana governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan extended her condolences upon the demise of the toddler, Sujith and tweeted that the death of the child was extremely painful. "The death of the child has taught the world so many lessons. We should make an effort to ensure that such accidents do not occur henceforth. This was not a normal death and our prayers for his safe return were not in vain", she tweeted.

15:20 (IST)29 Oct 2019
'Why weren't the NDRF and army summoned earlier?': Stalin

DMK president M K Stalin, who visited Nadukattupatti to pay his last respects to the toddler Sujith said that the child could have been rescued sooner when he was stuck at 36 feet. "The NDRF and army should have been summoned as soon as the authorities were notified about the accident. The question here is why were they not summoned earlier",  said Stalin.

15:11 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Film producer S R Prabhu offers condolences
14:57 (IST)29 Oct 2019
RJ Balaji apologises to Sujith

RJ and Kollywood actor RJ Balaji apologised to Sujith after the two-year-old toddler who had been stuck in an abadoned borewell since Friday was declared dead on Tuesday morning. "Collective failure of all us as it takes yet another life. Sorry Sujith." (sic), he tweeted.

14:51 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Actress Manjima Mohan offers condolences
14:48 (IST)29 Oct 2019
Actress Anjali extends her condolences

Kollywood actress Anjali offered her condolences and tweeted, "Rest In Peace little Champ, You Will Always Be In Our Heart.." (sic).

The rescue operation of a three-year-old boy Sujith, who fell into an abandoned borewell in Nadukattupatti in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli district on October 25, entered its fourth day on Monday. According to officials, Sujith Wilson has fainted but is breathing.

READ | 60 hours and counting: Tamil Nadu toddler still trapped in borewell, rescue ops underway

On Friday evening, a rig of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) was pressed into service to dig a 110-feet-deep hole that will enable rescue and fire team personnel to reach the child.

After a borewell goes dry, farmers abandon it after taking out the water pump, and pulling out the PVC pipe to the extent possible for re-use.

READ | Explained: Why borewells continue to be death-traps

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