Walked for 3 days, 12-year-old dies hour before reaching home
Telangana : A 12-year-old girl who walked around 150 kms on foot hoping to reach her home, died at a distance just an hour away.
Jamlo Makdam, who worked in chilly fields to earn for her family, collapsed and died just an hour away from her village.
She had started her journey on April 15, along with 11 other people who used to work with her in the chilly fields. The group had walked for three days, cutting through forests and avoiding the highway.
Jamlo was around 14 km from home when an excruciating pain in her stomach stopped her on Saturday afternoon. Finally, her body was taken to her home in an ambulance.
According to the doctors, Jamlo's body was severely dehydrated and malnourished. "Her coronavirus tests came out negative. She may have suffered electrolyte imbalance in her body too," said BR Pujari, senior district medical officer.
The girl's father, Andoram Madkam, said she had been working in Telangana for two months. "She had walked for three days. She suffered from vomiting and stomach ache," he said.
The Telangana government has announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for the family for their tragic loss due to coronavirus lockdown.