Chennai, October 29: The entire nation is mourning the death of Sujith Wilson, the 2-year-old infant who was found dead after being stuck inside a borewell for the last three days in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli area. Condolence messages have been pouring in from all the corners of the country when they heard about the demise of Wilson on Tuesday morning. Hashtags like #SorrySujith, #RIPSujith and #SujithWilson are seen trending on Twitter. Sujith Wilson, 2-Year-Old Infant Trapped in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli Borewell For 3 Days, Found Dead in a Decomposed State.
After a continuous struggle to rescue the child and prayers hoping to see him come out alive, the news of a foul smell coming from the borewell broke hearts and expectations. On the wee hours of Tuesday, Wilson's decomposed body was brought out from the borewell and he was rushed to the Government hospital for an autopsy. Post which, his body was brought to the residence for the cremation ceremony.
Following are a few condolence messages mourning the death of Wilson:
Check Rahul Gandhi's tweet:
I’m sorry to hear about the passing of baby Sujith. My condolences to his grieving parents and his family.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 29, 2019
Want a standard operating procedure for a rescue operation, says Twitter user:
If a device cannot be invented to rescue kids who fall into deep bore-wells, at-least the Govt can come up with a Standard Operating Procedure for rescue
So that, we follow the right procedure from the minute we come to kw
Trying different things only wastes time.. #RIPSujith
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) October 29, 2019
A country which boasts of being Digital India, doesn't have the technology to save a life stuck in a borewell? Questions Twitterati
How is a country called, "Digital India" when no technology helps in saving a toddler's life who got stuck in a borewell for the past 80 hrz? Is technology growth meant only for phones? Ina da kaapaathi kilicheenga? Kadasila kozhandhaya konuteengale da! #SujithWilson #RIPSujith pic.twitter.com/yBJ2tDZwxI
— Gracy Angel ᵛᵃˡᶤᵐᵃᶤ 👑 (@Thala_Angel) October 28, 2019
An urge to close all abandoned borewell and potholes immediately:
#RIPSujith This shouldn't happen to any other child. No child deserves such agony, torture and helplessness. Please. Please close any potholes, borewells which are left unattended. Let this child be a painful reminder of what needs to be done. #RIPSujith #sorrysujith
— Suresh Thangaraj (@suresh_spartan) October 28, 2019
In the wee hours of Sunday, the rescue workers attempted to bring out the infant using the suction method -- which is used in bringing a newborn baby out of the womb. The borewell in which the child was stuck had only a four-inch diameter, which severely hindered the rescue operations.
Sujith Wilson was playing near the abandoned borewell on Friday evening when he fell inside. The rescue operation was slow because of rocky terrain and complex procedures, including drilling a parallel tunnel to reach the boy and allowing for the passage of oxygen to enable him to breathe in the claustrophobic environment.