A 30-year-old youth allegedly succumbed to his Covid-19 complications on board the Ahmedabad-Barauni super-fast express on Friday.
Railway officials, however, said that they were “not aware of his Covid status”.
Muzaffarpur station house officer of the Government Railway Police, Dinesh Kumar Sahu, said that the deceased, Rajesh Kumar Chowdhary, boarded the train from Ahmedabad with his wife, Chhaya Devi, and two children, Hindustan Times reported.
“He boarded the train at Ahmedabad along with his wife and two kids. He was treated at Danapur railway station after his condition deteriorated,” HT quoted Sahu as saying.
Chowdhary’s wife was carrying his Covid-19 test report, he said.
Kumar’s wife said that he tested positive for Covid-19 in Surat on April 5.
“The doctors from Surat advised him to get admitted in the hospital. But he decided to return home,” Devi said.
Kumar hailed from Narvara in Bihar’s Sheohar and was living in Surat where he worked for a private company.
Railway officials, however, said they were not aware that Kumar tested positive.
“Rajesh Kumar Chowdhary was travelling from Surat to Muzaffarpur, and passed away in a train near Patna. He was treated at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya station. We are not aware of his Covid status,” said East central railway CPRO Rajesh Kumar.