CM, Tamilisai, Stalin, Rahul, Rajini condole Sujith’s death

Top leaders including Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, DMK president M K Stalin and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have offered condolences over the death of two-year-old Sujith, who died after falling into a borewell in Tiruchi district.

Tamilisai Soundararajan said she was grieved about the death of Sujith. Stating that the boy’s death has taught several lessons to the world, she said, “all of us should make efforts to prevent recurrence of such incidents”.

She said the boy’s death as not ordinary, and added that despite marathon efforts, it was sad that the toddler could not be rescued alive. “All the prayers for the safe rescue went in vain”, she added.

Palaniswami said, “I have instructed District Collectors to ensure compliance and to take strict action against violators who do not follow the rules while digging a borewell.”

While extending his condolences to Sujith’s parents, he also thanked Ministers and officials who were involved in the rescue round the clock.

Superstar Rajinikanth has extended condolences on Twitter in Tamil. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi posted on Twitter: “I’m sorry to hear about the passing of baby Sujith. My condolences to his grieving parents and his family.”

DMK president M K Stalin gave Rs 10 lakhk to the child’s parents and said Sujith has given us all permanent sadness.

“I do not know how to console Sujith’s parents. This is not a loss only to his family but to the entire nation. We should ensure that one more life is not lost in this manner, this will be the actually homeage that we pay to him,” he added.  

Thousands of people, including Ministers, political party leaders, film celebrities and people from various walks of life paid their last respects to the departed soul, as the marathon rescue operations that lasted more than 80 hours accompanied by prayers across the country, ended in vain.

Health Minister C Vijayabaskar, who oversaw the operations personally, came out with an emotional poem today.