KANPUR: A migrant worker riding pillion on a two-wheeler and headed to his village in Bihar from Gurugram (Haryana) dozed off and fell to death on Yashodanagar highway on Saturday.
As per reports, Ratiram (36) and his nephew Satish, residents of Supaul district of Bihar, used to work in a factory in Gurugram, Harayana. Deprived of job amid the Covid-19 lockdown, they decided to return to their hometown. Unable to get any other means of transport, the two left for Supaul on a motorcycle. According to police, around 5 am, Ratiram, who was riding pillion, dozed off and fell off from the bike, following which Satish lost control over the vehicle and he too fell on the road. With severe head injuries, Ratiram lay unconscious, while Satish too was critically injured.
Passersby immediately alerted the police who rushed to the spot and took the duo to a nearby hospital. Ratiram was declared brought dead while his nephew is undergoing treatment.
“Their family members have been apprised and they are on their way to Kanpur,” said Naubasta inspector Ashish Shukla.
The body has been shifted to the mortuary. Ratiram’s autopsy will be conducted only after his family members arrive from Bihar,” added the inspector.