After a five-day rescue effort, Fatehveer was pulled out at about 5:30 am this morning by the National Disaster Response Force and then taken to PGI Chandigarh for treatment. He was declared brought dead at the hospital.
The state had a chopper on standby near the site, but the child was taken to a hospital about 140 km from the village by road.
The child was stuck in the borewell at a depth of 125 feet. Officials had to dig a parallel borewell of 36 inches to pull the child out.
No food or water could be provided to the child but the officials managed to supply oxygen.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted his condolences. "Very sad to hear about the tragic death of young Fatehveer. I pray that Waheguru grants his family the strength to bear this huge loss," he wrote. He also said he has sought from all the deputy commissioners in the state "so that such terrible accidents can be prevented in the future".
Last evening, amid protests by locals over rescue of the child, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted that he was "constantly monitoring the rescue operations" by the NDRF, local administration and outside experts.
The chief minister was also attacked by opposition parties over delay in the rescue. Sangrur MP and AAP's Punjab unit chief Bhagwant Mann, who had also visited the site, had accused the Amarinder Singh-government of "inordinate delay" in the rescue operation in a statement.