A six-year-old boy who fell into a 200-feet-deep borewell near Manchar tehsil in Pune was rescued on Thursday.
The rescue operation by police and disaster response personnel were underway for the past 16 hours.
According to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the incident happened last evening while the boy was playing near the borewell.
The child was identified as Ravi Pandit Bhill.
Bhill’s father, a labourer, was busy with road construction work nearby, said SHO Ambegaon Police station.
Soon after receiving the report of the incident, the NDRF and Pune police were pressed into action to rescue the trapped boy. The operation was very critical and required constant meticulous planning to avoid any injury to the child.
Successful rescue operations in recent similar incidents were reported in Tamil Nadu, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh. Meanwhile, in Gujarat, a young boy who fell into a borewell in Sabarkantha died before he could be saved.