A migrant worker belonging to Meghalaya who worked at an Agra restaurant had allegedly committed suicide on Monday. As far as reports are concerned, police officials found that he had hanged himself at his rented house in the city.
Identified as Aldrin Lyngdoh the deceased man in a Facebook post, had accused his employer of not providing any support during the 21-day nationwide lockdown period that has been imposed by the Central Government in an attempt to control the spread of coronavirus.
The deceased has stated that he had been a thief in his youth in Shillong and had made the hard decision to move out of the city in search of a better life.
Many of the migrant workers had to remain stranded after the lockdown was imposed.
The Home Ministry has recently written to the states/UTs to take measures of creating new relief shelters with all basic amenities and mitigate economic hardships to prevent movement of a large number of migrant workers to their domicile States, this needs to be done in order to prevent the reach of COVID-19.