Bhubaneswar: No one has come out to claim the newborn girl who was rescued from a 15-ft deep abandoned borewell in Odisha’s Sambalpur district. The state disaster response force personnel managed to rescue the child after an eight-hour-long operation.
The newborn was provided oxygen and was kept warm by lighting up filament bulb near her all through the rescue operation.
It is suspected that the newborn was thrown inside the open borewell located at Laripali in the Rengali area of Sambalpur on Tuesday.
The life of the child was saved because some passersby heard her cries at around 3 pm on Tuesday. They called up the fire service personnel.
Excavators were used to dig a pit near the borewell to reach the child. Using the parallel pit, the borewell pipe was reached at a depth of 25 ft. The borewell pipe was cut with an electric cutter initially and then with a hand saw to rescue the stuck baby.
The rescuers also used a victim location camera that was flown in from Bhubaneswar. The baby was found stuck in the pipe with her head placed downwards.
After rescue, the newborn was rushed to the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research, Burla.
But even after the rescue, no one has come forward to claim the baby.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a message expressed happiness over the safe rescue of the baby and said, “It is a matter of great relief. I wish a long life for the baby.”