Toddler Pulls Blanket To Wake Dead Mother At Bihar’s Muzaffarpur Railway Station As Migrant Crisis Continues

The toddler can be seen lifting the blanket that is used to cover his mother who is lying supine. Since she does not move, he puts the blanket on himself and when his attempts fail, he slowly wobbles away.

New Delhi: In a heart-breaking incident, a toddler was seen trying to wake his dead mother at a railway station in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. According to reports, the woman died of hunger and thirst while travelling in a Shramik Special train from Gujarat. In the video that is being shared widely on social media, the toddler can be seen lifting the blanket that is used to cover his mother who is lying supine. Since she does not move, he puts the blanket on himself and when his attempts fail, he slowly wobbles away.

The video was also tweeted by Sanjay Yadav, a close aide of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. In a tweet originally written in Hindi he said: ‘The little kid does not know that the blanket he is playing with is his mother’s shroud who has now gone into eternal sleep. She died of hunger and thirst after travelling for four days on the train. Who is responsible for these deaths on trains? Shouldn’t the opposition ask such uncomfortable questions?’

According to a PTI report, the Deputy SP of the Government Railway Police in Muzaffarpur, Ramakant Upadhyay, claimed that the incident in the video occurred on May 25 and that the woman died of a ‘different reason’ and not because of hunger and exhaustion.

He said that woman who was on her way to Muzaffarpur from Ahmedabad by a Shramik Special train, was accompanied by her sister and brother-in-law. Upadhyay said she was 35 years old and was undergoing treatment for ‘some disease’ for the last one year in Ahmedabad and was ‘mentally unstable’.

The report quoted an unnamed brother-in-law who said, “My sister-in-law died suddenly on the train. We did not face any problem in getting food or water.”

The migrant crisis has been the biggest fallout of the coronavirus lockdown which was imposed on the country from March 24. Over the months the country has witnessed the enormous tragedy of poor migrants stranded in different parts of the country.

Before the government started special trains and buses to transport them, migrant workers had decided to start walking great distances to reach home. Despite the train services, many are still struggling to reach their homes. These images reveal the depth of the humanitarian crisis.

Source: ABP News

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