Manesar: It has been more than 40 hours and five-year-old child Mahi continues to remain trapped in a borewell in Manesar. Though the rescue workers are just three feet away from her, the going is slow due to the rocky terrain.
The CCTV footage has not shown any movement in the 68-foot deep shaft in Kho village near Manesar wherein the child slipped and fell while playing on Thursday night.
"Mahi was celebrating her fourth birthday and was playing with children outside the home near the borewell when she suddenly fell into it," her father Neeraj said, adding that the incident took place at 11 pm on Thursday.
Nearby residents have also been asked to vacate their houses as a precautionary measure while the rescue operation continues.
The child's father claimed that as soon as his daughter fell in the borewell, he called up the police but they arrived one-and-a-half hour late.
For two hours the child kept crying inside the borewell, asking for help but now she is not responding to any calls, he said.
Meanwhile, Gurgaon's district magistrate PC Meena has ordered a judicial enquiry to be carried out by Additional Deputy Commissioner to probe into the digging of an illegal borewell.
The Army's engineering corp is handling the exercise.
The police have registered FIRs against the owner of the illegal borewell.
The incident happened in an un-regularised colony with no public water supply. Officials say there were three illegal borewells dug in a 30 meter radius.
The rescue efforts to save Mahi have been progressing along the same lines as that of Prince, who was rescued from a borewell back in 2006 when he was just five years old.
At that time too, rescue workers had dug a parallel shaft to extract the child. The incident happened in Kurukshetra which has the same kind of rocky terrain as Manesar where Mahi fell in. It took them 48 hours to rescue Prince.
(With Additional Inputs from PTI)