West Bengal Disaster Management and Fire Services minister Javed Khan, who supervised the operations, said some local well diggers along with disaster management and Fire Brigade personnel pulled out the body from the well at around 2.10 AM and rushed to Howrah State General Hospital where doctors declared the youth 'brought dead'.
The minister said a postmortem would be carried out. Khan said the rescue team had taken the help of close circuit cameras and advice of metro engineers to locate the body in the narrow well. The Fire minister dismissed complaints of late response by the fire brigade personnel and the disaster management team in reaching the spot after the incident.
"No it (late response) is not true. It is the creation of the media. The fire brigade personnel reached the spot within 15 to 20 minutes after the distress call received from the Howrah district administration at 04.35 PM," Khan told reporters.