The body of a 22-year-old boy, who drowned in a 100 feet deep Hindustan Copper Project mine, was retrieved after four days.
Kapil Saini, a student of Sri Krishna college, had gone to the Chandmari mine of Hindustan Copper along with six friends for a picnic, but met with a tragic end while taking bath.
For three days, despite the efforts of the district administration, the body of the boy could not be retrieved from the mine. His body was found after 68 hours and efforts of eight sea divers, 70 members of the NDRF and SDRF, who were deployed for the task of finding and retrieving his body from the mine.
Thousands of villagers had gathered to witness the search operations that were carried out by the district administration. Police personnel had to be deployed to ensure things did not go out of control.
"SDRF, NDRF, police administration and local administration, the SDM with his entire team were continuously at it. Last night, we contacted civil defence as well who reached in the morning, who began the operation as soon as they arrived... The dead body will be handed over to the family after getting post mortem conducted at the hospital," said Virendra Meena, DSP, Khetri.