In heartbreaking news, an 80-year-old vendor drew his last breath while struggling to earn his livelihood. The vendor passed away on the streets and the picture of him has gone viral on the internet. He used to sell rolling pins and boards (Belan and Chakki) in Madhya Pradesh, Sagar.
The locals claimed that the old man by the name of Chandanlal (resident of Keerti Stambh in Tulsi Nagar) passed away due to cold. The police claimed that the old man died of cardiac arrest. The video featuring Chandanlal leaning on a motorbike parked behind his stall spread like wildfire on social media on Thursday.
As per the reports, Chandanlal was found in front of his stall, inclining on a motorbike parked behind him. Meanwhile, an eyewitness said that he spotted Chandal, selling Belan and Chakki a few hours ago before the latter’s demise.
Vendor died of cardiac arrest: Police
Kotwali station in charge identified as Satish Singh said that Chandanlal suffered cardiac arrest and died. The old man has left behind an ailing wife and a mentally challenged son. Sources say that Chandanlal has other three sons who worked as daily wagers.
Meanwhile, congress legislator PC Sharma took to Twitter and said, “This heartbreaking news exposes another bogus #street vendor scheme of MP government. MP government has been distributing so-called loans to vendors on footpaths and roads for several months so that they can improve their business. But the picture is contradictory. Every scheme of Shivraj government is a hoax.”
The Youth team humbly appeals to all Youths – please buy some stuff from these vendors. They don’t work to save money, they work to survive. No government can make India great unless we ordinary Indians take the first step. Let’s buy Indian products.