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A migrant worker from Meghalaya who worked at a restaurant in Agra allegedly committed suicide on Monday.

As per reports, police officials found that he had hanged himself at his rented house in the city.

The man, identified as Aldrin Lyngdoh, in a Facebook post, had accused his employer of not supporting him during the 21-day nationwide lockdown period that has been imposed by the Central Government in an attempt to control the spread of coronavirus.

He had also stated that he had been a thief in his youth in Shillong and had decided to move out of the city in search of a better life.

Many of the migrant workers had to remain stranded after the lockdown was imposed.

The Home Ministry has recently written to the states/UTs to take measures to create relief shelters with all basic amenities and mitigate economic hardships to prevent movement of a large number of migrant workers to their domicile States, so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

It has also instructed State/UT Governments to ensure adequate arrangements of temporary shelters, and provision of food for the poor and needy people, including migrant labourers, stranded due to lockdown measures in their respective areas.

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