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Woman dies on Shramik Spl, video of her kid goes viral

May 28, 2020 05:31 AM

COURTESY TOI MAY 28

Woman dies on Shramik Spl, video of her kid goes viral
TIMES NEWS NETWORK

Patna/Varanasi/Ranchi:

A video of a toddler trying to wake up his dead mother lying on a railway platform has gone viral on social media. The child can be seen removing a shawl covering his mother’s body while another child, a little older than him, stands nearby.


According to officials, the incident took place on Monday at Muzaffarpur railway station. The woman was returning from Surat and was supposed to get down at Katihar. “The train reached Muzaffarpur at 3.30 pm and her body was brought down the train taken out here by relatives accompanying her.”

On the same day, a four-year-old child too died at Muzaffarpur station. An official said this child had returned from Delhi. “He died of heat and exhaustion,” a district official said. Tragedy also struck three Shramik Special trains on Wednesday as four people were found dead in their coaches.

Some reports said the Muzaffarpur woman died of thirst and hunger on the train but the railways said she was ill. CPRO Rajesh Kumar said, “The woman was mentally unstable and was not keeping well. Government Railway Police arranged for the transportation of the body to Madhubani, her final destination.”

Two migrants, travelling in a Shramik Special train from Mumbai, were found dead when it arrived at Varanasi on Wednesday morning. Reports said the train started from Lokmanya Terminus in Mumbai at 11pm on Monday and reached Manduadih station in Varanasi — where it terminated — with 1,124 passengers around 8 am.

Railway authorities were informed that two persons were found dead in different compartments. One of them was identified as Dashrath Prajapati (30), travelling in S-15 sleeper coach with his family members, while the identity of another deceased, around 50 years old, is yet to be ascertained.

In Gumla district in Jharkhand, a 19-year-old migrant worker died while returning home on a Karmali (Goa)-Hatia (Ranchi) Shramik special train on Wednesday. The migrants were without food and water on the train which was delayed by five hours. While those aboard the train claimed the man died of dehydration and exhaustion caused by the searing heat, officials said the body has been sent for autopsy to ascertain the cause of death.

Meanwhile, a migrant worker – 44-year-old Jamirul of Howrah in West Bengal — died at Kalapathar in Subarnapur district of Odisha while travelling from Maharashtra to his home state on Wednesday. The cause of his death is not known yet

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