A group of 85 people of Madhya Pradesh who visited Gaya to
perform the rituals for salvation of their forefathers were stranded in Gaya town in
the lockdown due to covid-19 pandemic.
The group which came here on March 21 in connection with the rituals was now
reeling under the crisis of eatables and they don't have even money to buy anything
as the entire money had been used up till now by them. They don't have money
even to go back to their native places in Madhya Pradesh.
The group staying at Sijuar building in Chand Chauraha locality of Gaya district
requested the administration to help them out from the crisis.
In their distress call to the administration the group said that neither train nor any
other vehicle was plying due to the lock down following which they were confined
Some of the group members including Puja Bairagi of Ujjain District in Madhya
Pradesh and Bherulal Devda of Nagda district in MP said that the group members
are from Indore, Ujjain and Nagda districts in MP and were schedule to return on
March 23 but due to the Janatha curfew followed by the lockdown got stuck in
They said that there are women and children in the group who were facing a lot.
In an SOS to the administration they have requested to make arrangement for
their food and sending them back to their home.