Bengaluru: A 33-year-old development employee died on her solution to dwelling Raichur from Bengaluru on Sunday. The girl, recognized as Gangamma, allegedly died of starvation when she was despatched being again dwelling by her employer in Bengaluru.
On Tuesday, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa mentioned the demise 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 had 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 mentioned an investigation can be performed into the case and take vital steps can be taken to offer compensation to the girl’s household.
A neighbour of the deceased mentioned 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,” mentioned 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 mentioned fund price Rs 8,000 crore had been out there 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 kids, aged 14 and 12. CNN-Information18 tried to contact the deceased’s husband, however was unable to get a response. The copy can be up to date as and when he responds.
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