Migrant worker walking from Nagaland dies at Jorhat


GUWAHATI: A migrant worker died at a quarantine centre in Jorhat district of Upper Assam on Wednesday while walking from his workplace in Nagaland to his home in Golaghat district amid COVID-19 lockdown. The man was quarantined at Bhogamukh Model Hospital after he was found lying unconscious at Dhodar Ali Nakachari under Mariani police station along the Assam-Nagaland boundary, about 100km from his home.

The deceased was identified as Nogen Rabha, 45, a resident of Lakhipur Uriamghat in Golaghat district.

According to reports, the man was working at a private company in Nagaland. He started his journey to home on foot following severe crisis of food and money.

Jorhat district administration officials shifted him at noon to the quarantine centre at Bhogamukh Model Hospital where he died at 2pm. Bhogamukh Police has already initiated investigation into the incident.