Six migrant workers were crushed under the bus and faced death. These migrant workers were returning home to Bihar from Punjab. Due to the lockdown, no means of transportation is available, thus forcing migrants to walk to their homes. Apart from 6 casualties, 4 migrant workers are severely injured. As per the officials, this incident took place on Thursday, when a roadways bus, ran over migrant workers on the Delhi-Saharanpur Highway in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district, officials said on Thursday.
Senior Superintendent of Police Abhishek Yadav said that the incident took place on the intermediary night of Wednesday and Thursday between Ghalauli check-post and Rohana Toll Plaza.
The SSP told that the bus driver was arrested after this incident. Rajbir who was the bus driver was under the effect of alcohol when the incident took place. Anil Kapervan, the station house officer said that medical reports have confirmed the above statement.
The roadways bus of Uttar Pradesh, after delivering migrant workers to their homes, was journeying back to Agra from Saharanpur.
A government official in Lucknow said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the incident and announced an Ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased migrants. He also said that UP’s CM will be giving Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured.
He has also asked the Saharanpur Commissioner to conduct an inquiry into the incident and fix responsibility, the spokesman said.
He further said that the Chief Minister has guided the officials to ensure that proper treatment is given to the injured. He added that officials were also directed to have arrangements for taking the bodies to Bihar.
The deceased migrants were identified as Guddu (18) from Bhojpur, Virender Singh (28), a resident of Patna, Harek Singh (52), his son Vikas (22), Vasudev (22), Harish Sahni (42) — all from Gopalganj, police said.
The injured were taken to hospital, they said.
Earlier this incident happened a similar incident in which train crushed 16 migrant labourers who were sleeping on the track. They were crushed to death via goods train on 8 May in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.