Hyderabad : A pall of gloom descended on Podichanpally village of Medak district, after three-year-old Sanjay Saivardhan was found dead by the teams involved in the rescue operation.

A 12-hour long rescue operation to pull out three-year-old Sanjay Saivardhan ended up in a tragedy after he was found dead in the borewell at Podichanpally village of Medak district on Thursday morning.

Sanjay Saivardhan was playing in the field when he slipped and fell into an under-construction well at around 5 pm on Wednesday.

A 30-member specialized team of NDRF from Hyderabad had launched a massive rescue operation to pull out Sanjay to safety. They had pressed sophisticated equipment including Magic ball, Umbrella tool, Cloth bucket, Cameras with LED Light and Robotic machine with a camera and audio, into service to pull out the boy from the borewell.

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Despite their best efforts, they could not save the boy. The rescuers found him dead at seventeen feet deep well on Thursday morning. The NDRF teams which had dug a pit parallel near the well extricated the body at around 4.30 am.

SI Papannapet B Anjaneyulu said medical teams stationed at the site examined the boy and declared him dead.

“The body has been shifted to Medak hospital for postmortem. Further, a case will be registered against the landowner and the operator who dug the well, under relevant sections of the law,” said Anjaneyulu.

NDRF teams from Hyderabad had joined the rescue last night. Another team from Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh also joined in the rescue operation.

After digging a 25 feet parallel pit, rescuers found the child in an unconscious state. It is suspected that the child died of asphyxia.

When the boy was brought out from the well, he was covered with mud. Doctors said that the child could have died within a few hours after falling into the well.

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