Two-year-old Sonu was playing near the borewell, which was left uncovered, when he fell inside. A parallel well is being dug near the borewell to so that the rescue team can reach the boy through a tunnel. "The borewell is just one foot in diameter and it's almost impossible for a man to go down into it to bring up the boy, who is also too small to latch to a rope if it is lowered down," said Raghubir Lal, SSP, Agra.
This is not the first case of a child falling into an uncovered manhole in the country.
In March, authorities rescued a two-year-old girl Vandana in Agra who accidentally fell into a 45-feet borewell at Tehra village.
In a similar incident, a five-year-old boy, Prince, fell into a 53 feet and 1.5 wide shaft in Shahbad, Haryana in July 2006. The army rescued him from the pit after two days of rescue operations.