A 14-month-old boy fell into a deep borewell and was trapped at a depth of 18-feet inside it in a village in the Chhattarpur district.
A rescue operation has been launched by the district officials to save the child, Krishna Lodhi, who accidentally fell into the 100-feet dry borewell at Lidhora village under Bhagwa police station limits last evening while playing in an agriculture field, sub-divisional magistrate Ravindra Choukse said.
A parallel pit is being dug by pressing JCB machines into the job, but the operation hit a roadblock due to the presence of a large stone which rescuers are trying to break to get access to the trapped boy, he said.
However, the rescue operation is in process and all efforts are being made to save the child, he said.
A medical team is supplying oxygen to the trapped boy with the help of a pipe, Mr. Choukse said.
The borewell was apparently dug about two months back, but when no water was found in it, the field owner abandoned it. The field belongs to a labourer, who is presently not in the village, a local resident said.