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Public anger breaks out against Punjab CM for delay in rescue of Fatehbir

June 10, 2019 06:53 PM

CHANDIGARH: Public anger broke out against Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and district Sangrur administration for an undue delay in rescue of two year old child Fatehbir Singh who fell in a borewell at Bhagwanpura village in district Sangrur.

The residents of Sunam in Sangrur district blocked road traffic against irresponsible behaviour of state government and no attention paid by the Chief Minister who is on holday in the hills. Chief Minister has sent a message of social media after five days after outcry by the people. He expressed solidarity with the family of Fatehbir and also called for report of borewells from all deputy commissioners.

Fathebir Singh had falled into 120 feet borewell on June 6 at 4 PM bu after five years the child is still trapped in the borewell. It is alleged that state government and particularly Chief Minister and D eputy Commissioner of Sangrur were insensitive to the fate of child. The operation was going on without any technical support and supervision at a slow pace. The team of NDRF which was summoned on second day had failed to reach to the child due to lack of adequate equipment. Due to delay in rescue operations, it is now becoming uncertain about the life of Fatehbir Singh.

The Deputy Commissoner Sangrur who was absent from scene for five days has now called the army to join the rescue operation. An air ambulance is also deployed.

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