Post mortem report said that Mahi died four hours after she fell into the bore well. Dr. Dipak Mathur said that the girl child could not cope up with the suffocating situation. She might have been claustrophobic. The stamina of Prince was greater. Thus the tragedy occurred and the army jawan lifted only the dead Mahi. Very few thought that she was dead. The media hyped it and the whole nation prayed for her life but unfortuanately she had been dead much earlier.
The village of Khaow near Gurgaon's Manesar area had nothing to cheer about. It was a complicated operation and about 200 jawans from an Indian Army unit stationed in Gurgaon were called in for help. A highly specialized digger also was brought. The nation watched the whole scene for three long days with throbbing heart. The irony is that the child got the supply of oxygen only after her death, like a life boat thrown to a drowned dead person.
We understand nowadays what is happening on the Moon’s surface. But we do not know what happened only 70 feet deeper in a borewell to a child. The basic amenities are not there and we are not equipped. If anyone is saved, he or she is saved by sheer luck. Prince was saved luckily. After that no child survived after falling in a well. In West Bengal, a youth fell in an abandoned well and only his dead body was rescued. Very much expected in a country where the police do not take an accident case easily and the hospitals do not take an accident case without the police case. So it is inevitable that the person who is a victim of an accident is sure to die. His/her survival is sheer stroke of luck.
District Magistrate P C Meena confirmed that Mahi did not survive the brutal conditions inside the borewell. Doctors say prima facie it appeared that Mahi had died within a few hours of the fall. She had fallen into the borewell on June 20, just a day after her fifth birthday. In July 2006, five-year-old Prince fell into a borewell 60 feet below the ground in Haryana's Kurukshetra. He was lucky to survive and was rescued in a 48-hour operation. Mahi was unlucky like Santosh or Sonu. They could not overcome the trauma and the delay that the administration usually does in dealing with a situation in India, be it Haryana or Bengal.
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