More than 80 hours of rescue efforts failed to reap results as the two-year-old boy, who was stuck in an abandoned borewell near Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu, died in the wee hours of Tuesday.
The body of the child was recovered in "dismembered" and in a "highly decomposed" state.
After the news of his death spread, condolences for the toddler started pouring in from all quarters. Hashtags like #SorrySujith, #RIPSujith and #SujithWilson started trending on Twitter with people expressing not only their grief but also apologizing on behalf of the 'system' for having failed to successfully save him.
My heart goes out to the family of #SujithWilson who had fought with death for over 70 hours. No words would be enough to express my sadness, I grieve with the family. May he rest in peace. #RIPSujith @EPSTamilNadu @CMOTamilNadu— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) October 29, 2019
I’m sorry to hear about the passing of baby Sujith. My condolences to his grieving parents and his family.October 29, 2019
My heart goes out after hearing the newsOctober 29, 2019
Rest in peace my boy
May God give strength to the family
Hereafter every parent's should have an eye on our children's and also our government should initiate new ideas and technologies to rescue these kind of problems in future #RIPSujith pic.twitter.com/yEs4X7iRM5— Yogi Babu (@yogibabu_offl) October 29, 2019
Sujith Wilson had fallen into the disused farm borewell while playing near his house in Nadukattupatti on Friday evening, and various central and state agencies were called in to rescue him.