Assam migrant walks 2,900 Kms to reach Home

Guwahati: Jadav Gogoi, a migrant labourer from Assam working in Gujarat, has successfully completed a 2,900-km journey for reaching his home town in Nagaon district amid the nationwide lockdown, partly by walking and at times hitchhiking.
Starting his journey on March 27, Gogoi reached his home district in central Assam on April 20 night after passing through Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. The authorities in the district are, however, not sure about the origin of Gogoi’s journey as he has not spoken about it clearly.
“When the police team found him near the entry point of our district, we immediately called an ambulance for his treatment.
“As he was coming from outside, he was sent to a quarantine facility as per the guidelines,” Nagaon Superintendent of Police Gaurav Abhijit Dilip told PTI. He said that the police team could speak to him only for a few minutes and Gogoi, who hails from Puranigudam area of the district, could not tell properly where he was coming from.
“Our first priority was to treat him. We were more concerned about his well-being. After he is released from the quarantine facility, we will ask him about the details,” the SP said.
Doctors attending him at the Nagaon civil hospital said, his condition is stable but he is weak due to the long journey on foot. In a video clip doing rounds in social media, Gogoi claimed that he had reached Bihar taking rides in trucks, but then decided to walk to Assam as he could not find any vehicle coming towards the Northeast.–Agencies