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Man walking towards home, dies after covering 200 km on foot amid Coronavirus lockdown

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BHOPAL: A 40-year-old man who was walking towards his home from Delhi to Morena in Madhya Pradesh, died on way. 

Ranveer Singh had covered 200 kms and had reached Agra, where his condition deteriorated and he passed away. Singh hailed from Morena district near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. After the lockdown, he left for his home on foot. 

A local hardware trader saw him fall on the street and offered him food and water. However, Ranveer complained of chest pain and soon succumbed. Ranveer hails from Amba in Morena district. He is survived by his wife and three small children.

The doctors who examined him, suspected that he died because of the extreme exhaustion. Hundreds of thousands of people left Delhi after the lockdown was announced and as hotels, factories and outlets were shut, they were unable to get food.

Those living in small accommodations, make-shift shanties, under-construction buildings and on rent, had no earning and were unable to even get food or water. As lockdown had to continue for weeks, they had no option and ultimately decided to leave on foot.

The trains and public transport has been shut and there was no other way for these people to reach their homes. The people were seen all over India, walking from urban centres like Delhi and Mumbai, towards their homes in faraway states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.