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Woman Dies on Way to Home in Raichur from Bengaluru; BSY Urges Labourers Not to Panic, Promises Help

Bengaluru: A 33-year-old development employee died on her approach to house Raichur from Bengaluru on Sunday. The lady, recognized as Gangamma, allegedly died of starvation when she was despatched being again house by her employer in Bengaluru.

On Tuesday, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa stated the dying of the girl who walked to her hometown was unlucky. He additional reassured development labourers that Rs 2,000 was being given out every of them and non permanent preparations have been being made for his or her lodging. He urged them to not panic and name on the starvation helpline quantity.

“It is unfortunate and painful that a woman named Gangamma from Sindhanur died as she walked to her hometown during lockdown,” Yediyurappa wrote in a tweet.

“This is a difficult time. Construction workers are being given 2000 rupees per person. There is a hunger helpline at 155214. Temporary arrangements are made for construction workers accommodation too. Nobody needs to worry. Government is here to support,” he wrote.

The chief minister stated an investigation will likely be performed into the case and take mandatory steps will likely be taken to offer compensation to the girl’s household.

A neighbour of the deceased stated Gangamma, who labored within the Kengeri space of Bengaluru, was placed on a tractor by her employer with none wage for the reason that nationwide lockdown was imposed.

“What we heard is that the tractor was stopped by police at Ballari, following which she started walking. This affected her health and eventually led to her death,” stated Murudayya Swamy, the neighbour from Sindhanur taluk in Raichur district.

Regional media additionally reported that Gangamma had died of starvation, however the Sindhanur tahsildar denied the identical.

“The tractor was stopped at Halakunda check-post in Ballari by police. She was sent to a BCM hostel, shelter for the homeless. Her husband Mallikarjuna has given his statement that there was no issue with food nor did she die of hunger. On April 2, Gangamma fell ill and was admitted to VIMS Hospital and she tested positive for Hepatitis B. She died on April 5. Her body was taken to Sindhanur and last rites performed there,” the tahsildar wrote to the deputy collector of Raichur district.

Former chief minister and Janata Dal Secular chief HD Kumaraswamy stated fund price Rs 8,000 crore have been obtainable with the labour division, however not being utilized by the federal government throughout such a disaster.

“It is unfortunate that Gangamma died on her way home because she did not receive timely medical intervention. Why wasn’t she provided food and medical care by government even at the shelter home? Government must provide compensation for the family,” Kumaraswamy wrote in a tweet.

Gangamma is survived by her husband and two youngsters, aged 14 and 12. CNN-Information18 tried to contact the deceased’s husband, however was unable to get a response. The copy will likely be up to date as and when he responds.

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