A 35-year-old lady who fell sick whereas standing in a queue at a store in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district to gather free ration being distributed throughout lockdown died at a hospital, officers stated on Saturday.
The incident came about on Friday. Police have despatched the physique for autopsy, they stated.
“We got information about the death of a woman while standing in a queue outside a shop to get rice. The district supply officer has been sent to the spot. The cause of death is not yet clear, and it is being said that she died of heart attack. Once the (post-mortem) report comes, her family will be helped,” District Magistrate Kumar Prashant stated.
District Supply Officer Ramendra Pratap Singh stated, “As per the villagers, the woman died of heart attack. The matter is being probed. “Since the phone network was not proper and the internet was slow, it was taking time to print the vouchers. As a result, the distribution of ration was taking time,” he stated.
The Uttar Pradesh authorities is offering free ration to the poor throughout the nationwide lockdown to stem the unfold of the coronavirus. With companies shut, many have been rendered jobless and have run out of money to purchase meals.