Jharkhand: Death of Migrants in Palamu and Hazaribagh Districts

Two migrants died after reaching their home state, one each from Hazaribagh and Palamu. Both of them have come from Mumbai and Delhi respectively.

In the incident, a 45 years old migrant who reached Saria station in Giridih from Mumbai on Monday night fell ill and died in a bus which was carrying around 30 for Hazaribagh for the medical screening, officials said.

The man identified as Dineshwar Ram, a resident of Jalandh panchayat under the Ichak police station in Hazaribagh District. SDO, Hazaribagh, Meghna Bhardwaj said that Ram was one of the migrants who were being taken to the centre in a bus after they deboarded a shramik train coming from Mumbai.

SDO Added, “Ram had fallen ill on the bus itself and was given some medicines by the driver before reaching to Hazaribagh. His body has been kept in the morgue and a samples have been collected for the virus test”.
While, in Palamu, a 65 years old migrant died of heart stroke at the Chiyanki airstrip on Tuesday where he and other migrants had assembled for their medical check- ups.

The deceased is a resident of Satbarwa block of Palamu district, who tested negative for the Covid-19. Civil Surgeon of Palamu, John F Kennedy said, “ that man reached Muzffarpur from Delhi in Shramik train, and from there is managed to reach Aurangabad and entered in Palamu via Harihargunj. When, we came to know about the movement they were taken to Chiyanki for medical check ups.

After reaching to the venue, he started feeling uneasy and was rushed to the medical college hospital for further treatment where he died, he added. He had been tested negative for Covid-19 on the Truenat machine.