The Bihar Post

Covid-19: Migrant worker ends life after quarantine advice by wife


PATNA—A migrant worker in Bihar committed suicide after being told by his wife to admit himself for quarantine centre before staying with the family.

Mahavir Thakur, a resident of Mushari village in Muzaffarpur district, had got stuck in Kolkata during lockdown. After much effort, he returned to his village on Monday by train and straightway went to his home.

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Reports said his wife Urmila Devi suggested him to first admit himself to the local quarantine centre before staying with the family since the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread in a virulent form and staying with the family could leave everyone life in danger.

“It’s a matter of only 14 days. Moreover, the quarantine centre is located just outside the village,” his wife told the man.

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The man soon left his home for the quarantine centre without saying anything but the very next morning, he was found hanging from a tree outside the quarantine centre. The victim had three children, including a daughter.

His family has run into serious trouble due to his act. Now, they don’t know how to survive. They were surviving on money being set by the victim who worked in Kolkata.

A total of 545,000 people were staying at altogether 7,840 quarantine centres running across the state till May 19, according to an official report.

Covid-19 cases have reached 1,519 in Bihar. The disease has also claimed nine lives so far.

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