12-Year-Old Girl Dies Walking For 3 days To Hometown

12-Year-Old Girl Dies Walking For 3 days To Hometown

With no public transport and no jobs leading to no money or food, many migrant workers are walking long distances out of panic-stricken. In a similar case, a 12-year-old girl, who walked more than 150 kms from Telangana to her native Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, died just an hour away from her home. The girl, Jamlo Makdam, used to work in chilli fields and earn a few bucks to her family.

The death news left her parents in shock as she is the only child. Many labourers started choosing this option by walking connecting roads in order to reach home in lockdown period and the news has shattered many. Jamlo started her long journey on April 15 and she was accompanied by eight women and three children who worked with her at a village in Telangana. All fo them have walked for three days in forests by avoiding the highway.

Jamlo, who had lunch, soon felt an excruciating pain in her stomach, followed by vomitings. Doctors say she was severely dehydrated and malnourished. "Her coronavirus tests came out negative. She may have suffered electrolyte imbalance in her body too," said BR Pujari, senior district medical officer. The state government has announced Rs 1 lakh compensation for the girl's family.

The state governments have asked the migrant workers to stop moving and promised on food , shelter and esential needs. Also, Telangana government had announced Rs 500, wheat and rice for migrants, but apparently, it didn't reach Jamlo. So far, India has 18,601 coronavirus cases and 590 died.