Body of migrant labourer brought from flood-hit Kerala

COOCH BEHAR
22 Aug 2018

The body of Siraj Alam, a graduate migrant labourer who died in flood-devastated Kerala was brought to his house at Kashimerhat village of Mekhliganj police station a little before the special religious prayer on occasion of Eid-ul-Azha offered by the villagers.
A pall of gloom descended on the locality as the body arrives at the village. Alam, a popular youth died a couple of days before the religious festival. It has been learnt from family members of the deceased migrant labourer that he decided to try his luck as a migrant labourer in Kerala after he failed to find a suitable job despite being a graduate.
“He was working in Kerala for the last two years. Recently he fell seriously ill when a devastating flood hit the state. He had to battle for life helplessly alone as there was no one to provide him with treatment, medicine and diet he required. Eventually, he died,” a brother of Alam said. (EOIC)