Amid the national lockdown owing to the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic, homeless people and daily wage workers, who migrate to big cities from their home towns in search of jobs, are combating hunger for survival as the fast-spreading disease has created a panic situation across India.
The situation had gone from bad to worse and during this crisis, celebrities, entrepreneurs, businessmen rose to the occasion by doing their best to help the country combat the pandemic.
One must imagine how difficult it is from being thousands of km away from home during this ongoing coronavirus crisis. With a lack of income, several migrants workers are facing tough times while staying in different cities.
Meanwhile, in a heart-breaking twist in the ongoing tragedy of migrants, a video of a toddler frantically trying to wake up his dead mother at Muzaffarpur railway station spread like wildfire on social media. The woman passed away soon after the train arrived at Muzaffarpur railway station.
According to the video, a young child can be seen pulling the shroud covering his mother to wake her up. The heartbreaking video stirred a massive reaction and empathy for the child.
As per the reports, 35-year-old Avreena Khatoon drew her last breath en route to Katihar from Ahmedabad by a Shramik Special train via Muzaffarpur. She passed away when her health started deteriorating allegedly due to hunger.
The body was pulled out from the train and then kept on the platform till the arrival of an ambulance to take it to Katihar. When the body was lying covered with a sheet of cloth, the toddler had pulled it to wake up her assuming that she is still asleep. Eyewitnesses added that the toddler continued for 5 minutes till one of the persons looking after the body had stopped him.
Muzaffarpur district administration had issued a statement adding that the woman was ill for the past three days and passed away due to sickness. One of the deceased’s relatives had contradicted the statement alleging that she died of hunger and extreme heat in the train.