Protests erupt in Sangrur after Fatehveer dies

Residents of Bhagwanpura village in Punjab held protests and blocked the Sunam-Bathinda road in Sangrur district Tuesday following the death of two-year-old Fatehveer Singh, who had been stuck in a borewell for 109 hours. The protests were over the district administration and state government’s delay in rescuing Singh.The infant’s family questioned the administration over its methods used during the rescue operation.The child was pulled out by Gurinder Singh, a resident of Mangowal village. Gurinder told media persons, “I do work of motor digging and I came on day one. I had even offered to pull the baby out in an hour, but I was not allowed to carry out this operation. Finally, they asked me on Tuesday morning and I did it within 15 minutes.”

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