30-year-old Covid positive man dies on train
A 30-year-old man died allegedly of Covid-19 complications on board the Ahmedabad-Barauni super-fast express on Friday, even as railway officials said that they were “not aware of his Covid status”.
Muzaffarpur station house officer of the Government Railway Police, Dinesh Kumar Sahu, said that the deceased, Rajesh Kumar Chowdhary, boarded the train from Ahmedabad with his wife, Chhaya Devi, and two children.
“He boarded the train at Ahmedabad along with his wife and two kids. He was treated at Danapur railway station after his condition deteriorated,” Sahu said. His wife was carrying his Covid-19 test report, he said.
He tested positive for Covid-19 in Surat on April 5, Kumar’s wife said. “The doctors from Surat advised him to get admitted in the hospital. But he decided to return home,” Devi said. Kumar hailed from Narvara in Bihar’s Sheohar and was living in Surat where he worked for a private company.
Railway officials, however, said they were not aware that Kumar tested positive. “Rajesh Kumar Chowdhary was travelling from Surat to Muzaffarpur, and passed away in train near Patna. He was treated at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya station. We are not aware about his Covid status,” said chief public relation officer, East central railway, Rajesh Kumar.