Hyderabad: With the coronavirus lockdown still in force, many migrant workers and students are still undertaking long journeys to reach their native place on foot. One such journey turned tragic for a 22-year-old student from Tamil Nadu, who collapsed and died after walking a distance around 450 kms from Maharashtra’s Wardha.Also Read - Centre Writes To States, Seeks Report On Number of Deaths Due to Oxygen Shortage During 2nd Wave
The student Bala Subramani Logesh, a native of Namakkal in western Tamil Nadu, had left Wardha along with 30 others, on foot after the 21-day national lockdown was announced. In Wardha, he was attending a training course in agro-food field. Also Read - Video of Crocodile Crawling Around the Streets of Maharashtra's Sangli Goes Viral | WATCH
However, after the group was spotted by the police and revenue officials walking near Bowenpally market area on Wednesday, they were told about restrictions on movement of people, and were taken to a function hall converted into a shelter and provided food. Also Read - 5 Dead, 1 Injured as Construction Lift Collapses in Mumbai's Worli: BMC
All was well, until midnight when Logesh fell unconscious following which the other group members alerted police. He was declared brought dead at a hospital.
“They walked and took different transportation modes (such as trucks carrying essential goods),” a police official said adding it was not clear how much distance they walked.
A post-mortem was conducted and the medical officer said the death occurred due to cardio respiratory arrest. The body of the man had been sent to his native place in an ambulance with four other members of the group accompanying, they added.
(With Agency inputs)