A woman from Assam, who got stuck in the national capital territory due to the lockdown, was rescued by the Delhi Police. The woman was on her way back home from Punjab.
The woman has been identified as Rinku Borah and she hails from Dibrugarh district of Assam. Her husband works in Punjab and she had visited him.
Borah was travelling from Punjab to Dibrugarh when the train stopped at the Old Delhi Railway Station due to the lockdown.
However, she was looted of her money and phone at the Railway Station by a person who initially offered to help her contact her husband.
After reaching the Rain Basera, Borah underwent a medical checkup at the Gurugobind Singh Hospital and started staying at the night shelter.
After a Station House Officer got to know about the Borah’s plight, he got in touch with her. Borah was taken to the Assam Bhawan by the team of Delhi Police.
Borah is presently staying at the Assam Bhawan and will be sent back to her state once the lockdown period gets over.
Modi had announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown in his address on March 24th, 2020 as a measure to tackle the transmission of coronavirus that has infected 1,117 people and killed 32 in India so far.
Dismissing reports, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on March 30th, 2020 said that the government currently has no plans of extending the 21-day nation-wide lockdown.
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