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Boy falls in abandoned well : Body recovered after 23 hrs
Observer Online Report
Published : Saturday, 27 December, 2014,  Time : 3:40 PM,  View Count : 119
The body of four-year old boy who fell into a 600-foot abandoned well at Shahjahanpur in the capital on Friday, was rescued on Saturday shortly after the Fire Service and Civil Defence authorities postponed the rescue operation.

 Local pump cleaners Farooque and Rahmat pulled the body out with a net and a rope at about 3pm and handed him over to the Fire Service authorities in unconscious state.

But, the authorities did not confirm him dead immediately.

Jihad was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital soon after rescue where doctors declared him dead.

Fire Service DG Brig Ahmed Ali officially postponed the rescue operation at about 2:30pm saying that there was no existence of the minor boy in the well.

Jihad, son of Nasir Uddin of the railway colony, slipped into the deep well, abandoned by the WASA, at about 4pm on Friday while playing near the abandoned pump house.

Meanwhile, local people, angered by authorities' negligence in the child's rescue operation, started vandalising shops and establishments built on the Bangladesh Railway's land in Shahjahanpur area after the body recovery.

The mob vandalized the shops of Shahjahanpur kitchen market, a tin-shed house and attacked the Railway Super Market and demanded removal of head of the rescue team and other officials concerned..

Later, police took the situation under control.



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