Bareilly: A 35-year-old migrant worker who was on his way back to Bihar from Delhi on his bicycle with a group died on National Highway-24 in Shahjahanpur after his condition suddenly deteriorated on Friday morning. The man, identified as Dharamveer, was a resident of Khareta village in Bihars Khagaria district.

He was one of the seven members of the group which decided to take rest near an under-construction toll plaza when it suddenly started to rain on Thursday night. On Friday morning, Dharamveer complained of chest pain and difficulty in breathing and died before receiving any medical attention. His sample was sent for Covid-19 test.

The body would be sent for postmortem after receiving the test report on Saturday.The health department has also quarantined all the other six migrant labourers in the group following medical screening.

Dharamveer used to live in Shakur Basti area of Delhi. Dharamveer had returned to Delhi after celebrating Holi in his hometown. The group feared that the lockdown would be extended again, which is why they left for Bihar on their bicycles on Tuesday morning.

Hundreds of migrant labourers are passing through Shahjahanpur district every day. Local NGOs, administration are arranging for their food and other possible support.

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