Baby Mahi loses battle for life

Baby Mahi loses battle for lifeGurgaon: In a sad development, the doctors at ESI Hospital in Manesar on Sunday declared five-year-old baby Mahi as brought dead. The news came minutes after Mahi was pulled out of the 70-feet-deep borewell in which she had fallen on Wednesday night.

Chief Medical Officer Praveen Garg announced the sad development. Gurgaon District Magistrate PC Meena also confirmed the news.

According to doctors, Mahi had died soon after she fell into the borewell. Her body was today recovered in a decomposed state, they added.

The rescue team pulled out the child at 1.38 pm after tireless efforts spanning over four days. She was immediately shifted to an ambulance stationed at the site and then rushed to the ESI Hospital.

It may be noted that Mahi had not shown any movement for a long time before being pulled out of the borewell.

While oxygen was constantly supplied to Mahi ever since the rescue operation began, she did not have water or food for over 86 hours. A CCTV camera had also been lowered into the borewell to track the child’s movement.

Rescuers had last night managed to pierce a hard rock — a major hurdle which the rescuers had been struggling to break for the last two days. The slab was located in the horizontal tunnel between the borewell and the pit dug up to rescue the child.

Mahi fell into the borewell at Kho village near Manesar while playing with her friends on June 20, her fourth birthday.

Over 100 officials drawn from the Army, fire department, police, Gurgaon Rapid Metrorail, health and revenue departments, and locals were involved in drilling the pit parallel to the borewell.

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