Last week, a video went viral showing a Bihar toddler struggling to wake up his dead mother on a railway station. Bollywood King Khan SRK has stepped up to help the toddler.
Extending his support to the little one, Shah Rukh Khan tweeted, “Thank you all for getting us in touch with the little one. We all pray he finds strength to deal with the most unfortunate loss of a parent. I know how it feels…Our love and support is with you baby.”
Thank you all for getting us in touch with the little one. We all pray he finds strength to deal with the most unfortunate loss of a parent. I know how it feels…Our love and support is with you baby. https://t.co/2Z8aHXzRjb
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 1, 2020
SRK had earlier contributed towards various relief funds and pledged financial support for daily wage workers across the country. In a statement, he emphasized on how we should be there for each other in these difficult times.
The video that is surfacing online is from a station in Muzaffarpur in Bihar, where the 23-year-old woman had arrived on a special train for migrants.
Heart Wrenching Video
A toddler in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur tries to wake his mother at the railway station . He does not know she is dead , reportedly from the heat , hunger and exhaustion of the train journey from Gujarat .#lockdownpuzzles #lockdownindia #Lockdown5 pic.twitter.com/StTEhArLnG
— A18 Telangana News (@a18_news) May 27, 2020
Indian Railways Ministry said that the deceased woman had been unwell and died on the train.
Millions of migrant workers and their families left to survive for themselves after India went into shutdown in late March due to coronavirus lockdown.
Without jobs or money, the migrants set out for their homes. Many died before they could reach home, either in road accidents or from hunger and exhaustion.
In the extreme heat, migrant families forced to wait in queues, either for tickets or at centers where they are screened and declared virus-free to travel on trains.
Social media was on fire after this video emerged. Users are brutally targeting the Indian government for mismanagement during these critical times.