The nationwide lockdown in India has made the poor sections of our society more miserable. Migrant workers are stuck in different states with no food. A few days ago, thousands of migrant workers along with their families started walking from Delhi to Bihar. Similar incidents have been reported from other parts of the country as well.
In a heartbreaking incident, a 12-year-old girl died after walking nearly 150 km from Telangana to her native Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh. The girl named Jamlo Makdam worked in chilli fields to earn for her family. She was the only child of her parents. She had set out on the long journey on April 15, along with eight women and three more children who worked with her at a village in Telangana. The group had walked for three days, cutting through forests to avoid the highway.
Unfortunately, she collapsed and died when she was just an hour away from her home. She was around 14 km away from her home when she felt an excruciating pain in her stomach, collapsed and took her last breath. Later, her body was taken to her home in a government ambulance.
Doctors said that she was dehydrated and malnourished. BR Pujari, senior district medical officer said, “Her coronavirus tests came out negative. She may have suffered electrolyte imbalance in her body too.”
Girl’s father Andoram Madkam told, “She had walked for three days. She suffered from vomiting and stomach ache.”
The state government has announced Rs 1 lakh compensation for the girl’s family.