A migrant worker from Assam lost the battle of life due to starvation at Ranchi in Jharkhand amid lockdown.

The police recovered the lockdown-hit migrant worker in a dying condition on Wednesday and admitted him to a hospital in Ranchi.

However, the worker, identified as Sukra Kandulna, a resident of Assam’s Kokrajhar district, died at 11 am on Thursday.

He went to Ranchi in search of work before the COVID19 pandemic affected the country.

But after imposition of the first nationwide lockdown with effect from March 24 midnight and extension of the same, he had to remain stranded in Ranchi.

Finding no way out, Sukra decided to take shelter in the vehicle parking space near the Ranchi railway station.

But as all of his belongings, including mobile phone and money, were stolen, he became quite helpless.

With the food provided by the government and social organizations, Sukra passed some days.

But as the first phase of Unlock was started from June 3 and the supply of free stopped, Sukra had to pass moments in hunger.

When a person, namely Prabhat Kumar, saw Sukra in a dying condition and talked to him, it came to light that Sukra was from Kokrajhar district of Assam.

Kumar circulated the news of Sukra on social media.

A section of people came forward to help Sukra and on Wednesday, Chutia police admitted him to Ranchi’s Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (RIMS).

But Sukra, whose health condition deteriorated due to hunger for several days, it was tough for him to recover and on Thursday, he finally passed away.

Does the Assam government know how many of such migrant workers from the state are struggling for life in other parts of the country?

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