Bokaro: The 42-yr-old Bhukhal Ghasi of Bokaro's Karma village allegedly died due to starvation. However, the Deputy Commissioner stated that Ghasi died due to prolonged illness.
The DC said that Ghasi used to work in Bengaluru, and was anaemic and under doctor's observation. he had returned six months ago after falling ill and he died due to prolonged illness.
He also added that, the entire family is anaemic and BDO has been asked to immediately sanction benefit under Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana for widows as his wife is in serious anaemic condition.
The deceased man neither had a ration card nor an Ayushman card. his widow, Rekha Devi asserted that her family did not have food to eat for several days.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted and took the matter seriously. After the Chief Minister took cognizance of this death, Bokaro's administrative staff swung into action and the Deputy Commissioner of the district reached the village with his staff.