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coronavirus lockdown migrant workers

Lockdown has forced migrants to walk hundreds of miles home

Migrant workers are being smashed due to corona attack. In this lockdown many loosing their livelihood, were not able to get food to eat and no persons to take care of them and ending their lives in the middle of the journey when migrating to their hometowns by work.

Thousands of migrant workers lost their lives in road accidents which occured everywhere. Recently another heartbreaking incident has emerged in MaharashtraPintu Pawar (40) is a farm laborer started moving from pune, Maharashtra to his hometown in Parbhani district.


Due to the lack of vehicles in this lockdown, he set out on foot in the burning sun hoping to reach his hometown anyway. According to the police, he died of starvation and dehydration. Pintu Pawar, who was on his way home from Pune, lost his life on Monday at Dhanora village (200km) from Beed district, said Dhanyeshwar Kuklare, an assistant inspector of Ambhora police station. According to a postmortem report, Pawar, tired of walking, suffered from starvation and dehydration.

The deceased is identified as Manwat Dopte Ukal of Parbhani district. Unable to work in lockdown, he went to his brother in Pune. He decided to go back to his home village from Pune on 8th May. Later he reached Ahmednagar on May 14th. At that time, he didn’t have a mobile to talk to his family members so he borrowed from others to make a call. He then proceeded to walk another 30 to 35 km from the spot and rested there at a shed, police said.

Some people who are passing by the shed reported to police that there is a bad odor coming from the shed. Upon arrival, the police found the body of Pintu Pawar. After conducting a post mortem and consulting with family members, Dhanora village panchayat officials and police conducted the funeral.

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