Rescue operations are on to pull out a four-year-old boy who fell into a 250-ft deep borewell in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district, police said.

The condition of Pankaj who is stuck about 20-22 feet down in the borewell, since Thursday, is not known. However, oxygen is being supplied continuously, they said.

The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon at Jahazpur village when Pankaj was playing near the borewell and fell into it.

“Rescuers have so far dug a pit parallel to the borewell and now a connecting tunnel of three feet will be made to pull the boy out,” Amardeep Singh, SHO Jahazpur said.

Rescue operations with the help of five earth movers continued through the night and are expected to last for few more hours, he said.

Last year in November, a four-year-old boy Sahil had fallen into a borewell in Shahpura town of Jaipur district. He could not be pulled out despite efforts by the government for many days.

In a similar incident in Andhra Pradesh earlier this month, a one-and-half-year-old boy fell into a 30-ft-deep borewell at a hamlet in Warangal district and was found dead after a 24-hour-long operation.