Just hours after Baby Mahi was pulled out death from the 70-foot-deep bore well near Gurgaon, another youth died in West Bengal's Howrah district in a similar tragic incident on Sunday afternoon.
The dead body of the 15-year-old boy, Roshan Parasi, was recovered from a 30-feet-deep well at Eksara village in Howrah district.
Apparently, the teenager, a mason by profession, slipped into the well at around 3:30 pm. A rescue operation was launched immediately but he died. The death body was pulled out from the well after 11 hours at around 1.10 a.m by the rescuers.
The hospital authorities declared him "brought dead," according to the West Bengal Disaster Managament and Fire Service minister Javed Khan.
Khan clarified that the fire brigade personnel started rescue operation within 20 minutes after the distress call was received at 4:35 p.m and no delay was made from their end.
About the reports of tardy response of the disaster management authorities, he said, "No, it is not true. It is the creation of the media," Press Trust of India quoted him as saying.
Khan said that the rescue operation was instead hampered by heavy rains and since the well was made of clay and too narrow from the bottom, it made all the more difficult for rescue workers to go inside.
"There had been heavy rain in the area which delayed the rescue operation. The well was very narrow and there was huge accumulation of methane gas inside," Khan told the reporters on Sunday.
On Wednesday, five-year-old girl, Mahi Upadhaya, fell into a bore well while playing near her house in Kho village, Manesar in Gurgaon, Haryana.
After almost 86-hour-long massive rescue operation, Mahi was pulled out dead on Sunday morning. Entaged citizens are apparently blaming the state authorities for Mahi's death, both for the failed rescue efforts and negligence by civic authorities.