Tea Worker Dies Again in Jalpaiguri

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Jalpaiguri: Duncan Group’s Tea worker Mahabir Orao(32) died on Monday at Alipurduar’s Birpara village, said police. Mahavir was a permanent worker of Duncan’s Group and a resident of Tea garden’s Joteshwar Line.

According to sources, he had been suffering from Stomach and Lung illness and was bedridden for a long time. Mahavir’s family claims that he died because he was not able to bear the expenses of treatment. As the Tea garden is shut down for a long time, Mahavir didn’t get money from office. He died at his residence.

The health department has denied the accusations made by family. According to the garden sources, there have been 6 deaths at the garden in the last month.