COVID-19: Assam boy stuck in Hyderabad commits suicide


Guwahati: In a sensational incident, an Assam-boy stuck in Hyderabad due to the nation-wide lockdown has committed suicide.

The boy has been identified as a resident of Baksa district of Assam and was working in a private sector company in Hyderabad.

The deceased family doubts financial issue to be the reason behind the suicide and the mother has requested Assam government to make necessary arrangements for bringing the dead body back. It is to be mentioned that the deceased had not visited Assam for the past five years.

A few days, back Rahul Barman, a resident of Baksa, Assam had died in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and his body was brought to the state. Assam Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma took the initiative to bring back the body as the family faced problems in bringing back the body. Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani made the arrangements to transport the body to Assam after Dr. Sarma made requests for the same.

Thousands of youth from Assam who have been working in other states are facing difficulties. They have been communicating with their families and urging the state administration to take necessary steps to get them back. Many of these youths are employed in hotels and restaurants in the private sector and due to the COVID-19 lockdown are now unemployed and are stuck at states like Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka.

The state government has already decided to bring them back for which a process will be announced in a couple of days. Earlier, Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma had assured that residents of Assam will be brought back through various modes and the government has even requested the Centre to allow airlifting those with medical conditions or have gone for medical treatment to other states.

Recently 391 students from Assam who were stuck in Kota, Rajasthan were brought back to Guwahati, Assam.