While his journey back home was arduous — a six-hour train ride to Bilaspur, a night at the railway station, and finally an hour-long bus ride to his village — he is now worried about having to make ends meet for his family of six.
Bokaro Deputy Commissioner Mukesh Kumar told The Indian Express that the administration will provide the list of vendors to be enrolled on the Swiggy platform to cover around 1 lakh families in urban areas. The system is expected to go online on Friday.
The Hemant Soren government denies Ghasi, a Dalit, died of lack of food. Having made hunger deaths one of its main planks in the recent Assembly elections, the ruling JMM now says there have been no such casualties in the state in the past five years.
Jharkhand Police IG Naveen Singh, who is monitoring the investigation, said, “In the video, there is limited information. We will collect information of the organiser and who all came. We have started the investigation.”