Surat/Bhubaneswar: A migrant worker from Odisha's Ganjam district infected with n-CoV succumbed to the disease on Monday while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Surat, Gujarat.
The deceased Krushna Gobinda Bisoyi (27) is a resident of Baduka village under Dharakote block in Ganjam district.
He was reportedly tested positive for the virus on May 11 and immediately shifted to a COVID hospital. He breathed his last during treatment.
According to Surat Health department, Gobinda was staying with his family in Dharti Nagar area on Ashwin Kumar Road there.
On the other hand, a 72-year-old man who returned from Kolkata yesterday, died at Bayabanapur quarantine centre in Bhadrak. When his condition worsened at the QC, he was rushed to the district headquarters hospital only to be declared dead by the doctors.
The deceased had co-morbidities and was suffering from various ailments, informed the on-duty doctor.
In the meantime, a case has been registered against Surat Police in connection with the death of Odia migrant Satyaban Swain of Baruda village in Bhanjanagar police limits of Ganjam district. Two days after Swain succumbed to injuries that he allegedly suffered following a lathi-charge by police in Surat, his elder brother Santosh lodged a complaint with Bhanjanagar police seeking action against the erring police personnel.
Ganjam SP informed that the accused cops have been booked under IPC section 304 while the case would be transferred to Surat Police for further investigation.
“Police picked him up from the factory premises and brutally thrashed him. He died while being taken to the hospital. Both police and the administration are responsible for his death,” Santosh Kumar Swain, the brother of the deceased had alleged.
Narrating the incident, Satyaban's wife Pratima said, "I called him (Satyaban) but his cell phone was switched off. When I called up one of his acquaintances, he informed me that police assaulted my husband and he was in the hospital."