Woman, son drown in well in Salem
SALEM: A 20-year-old woman and her one-year-old son drowned in a farmwell near Vazhapadi in Salem district of Tamil Nadu on Monday. The accident happened when the woman went to the well to switch on a water pump.
The deceased have been identified as S Devi and her son Dharaneesh of Muthampatty near Vazhapadi. Her husband AP Senthil Kumar is working as a journalist with a Tamil daily.
Police said when Devi neared the well carrying her son, she missed her step and lost her control. "She fell into the 60-foot deep well with her son," the Vazhapadi police said.
People who saw Devi falling into the fell with her son, rushed to the spot to rescue them. One being informed, the police and fire and rescue services personnel also reached the spot. However, they could not rescue the woman and her son.
A case was registered, and further investigation were on.