Fatehveer’s death triggers protests

Alleging negligence of the Sangrur administration and the NDRF during the operation to rescue two-year-old Fatehveer from a borewell, area residents today protested in various towns of the district and demanded action against the erring officials. The protesters raised slogans against the state government even as the family of the deceased expressed satisfaction over the government’s efforts.The 109-hour-long rescue operation concluded this morning. The child was declared dead and his body was cremated at Sheron village amid tension.Kulwant Singh, a resident of Cheema, alleged, “The authorities kept changing the method of operation and did not allow any local to help them. Had they allowed local persons who are experts in digging borewells, Fatehveer could have been saved.”

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