Niwari (MP): The rescue operation to save the 3-year-old boy, who fell into an open borewell at Setupura village in Niwari district on November 4 is still underway.

Section 144, which prohibits the assembly of four or more people in an area, has been imposed in the area to carry out the rescue operation swiftly.

"Section 144 was imposed in the area today so that rescue operation can be carried out properly," Akshay Kumar Singh, Niwari Collector, said.

A joint rescue operation by the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and army for the toddler began on Wednesday after the boy accidentally fell in the open borewell.

A total of six JCB machines are continuously being excavated around the borewell at the spot and oxygen is being supplied continuously to the child. The child is believed to be stuck at the borewell at a depth of about 60 feet.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had expressed confidence that the toddler will be taken out safely.

"Army, along with local administration is engaged in a rescue operation to save innocent Prahlad, who fell in a borewell in Setpura village. I am confident that soon he will be taken out safely. God bless the child with long life. Let's all pray for him," Chouhan had tweeted.

Niwari District collector on Thursday said, “Providing oxygen regularly, but can't comment on his health. He’s not making movement, but using thermometer to check temperature can move soil and push him deeper.”

The rescue team is currently trying to prevent the child from going deeper into the borewell. A 60-foot pit parallel to the borewell has been dug. A 20-foot-wide tunnel is being built with the help of a high-tech machine from Bina.

Meanwhile, prayers are on in the village to rescue the minor boy.