80-hour operation fails to rescue Sujith Wilson; people line up on roads to bid tearful farewell to two-year-old.
The boy was formally declared dead at 2.30 a.m. and his body was retrieved by teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force a couple of hours later.The body, covered by a polythene sheet, was shifted for post-mortem to the Manapparai Government Hospital and then to the burial ground for the final rites as people lined up on the roads to bid a tearful farewell.The mortal remains were laid to rest at a graveyard at Fathima Pudur shortly after 8 a.m. as relatives and well-wishers grieved in silence. The funeral prayer service was conducted by the local parish priest of Avarampatti.Commissioner of Revenue Administration J.
Radhakrishnan said rescue workers had noticed foul smell emanating from the abandoned borewell around 10 p.m on Monday. Special equipment used. As per the NDRF’s guidelines, the decision to remove his remains from the borewell was made. “Soon, special equipment was used to retrieve him from the well. A team of doctors took around 45 minutes to confirm his death and give a detailed report,” he said.
(source: The Hindu)