Sensation prevails following mysterious death of a migrant worker in a model hospital under Jorhat district, who was turned into a quarantine centre.

A migrant worker, who was found with health issues at Dhodar Ali under Selenghat police outpost of Jorhat district, died at Bhogamukh Model Hospital after he was brought to the hospital by police for treatment.

Bhogamukh Model Hospital, which falls under Teok revenue circle in Jorhat district, has been turned into a quarantine centre.

A police source said the worker, identified as Nagen Rabha of Lakhipur under Uriamghat police station in Golaghat district, was allegedly employed in a private organization in a district of Nagaland bordering Assam.

Son of late Tiken Rabha, 46-year-old Nagen Rabha was taken to the hospital in an 108 ambulance, sources said.

The police source said it is suspected that he was returning home by walking due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown, which might have affected his health.

A district administration official said as per information received from police, the worker was found suffering from some health problems at Dhodar Ali.

The police after coming to know about the man took him to the Bhogamukh Model Hospital to provide medical treatment, but the person died after sometime.

Sources said, the police have started investigation into the case.

In the last 10 days, several migrant workers from different parts of Assam have crossed over from Nagaland to make their way home and were caught by police manning the border outposts at Mariani along the Assam-Nagaland border.

Another group of 19 belonging to Uriamghat in Golaghat district walked about 80 km with meagre rations from Geleky in Sivasagar district to Jorhat before being given shelter and then sent home last Saturday.

The workers had allegedly been abandoned without food and water by the contractor who had taken them to work at a stone quarry.


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