The heartbreaking video of a toddler trying pulling at the shroud of a dead woman, presumably in an attempt to wake her went viral on Wednesday, tugging at the heartstrings of most netizens.
According to reports, the woman, identified by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav as Arbina Khatoon, had passed away on May 25 while travelling by train. Her family had laid her down at a railway platform in Muzaffarpur after she died. As videos showed, her toddler had tried to wake her up until an older child dragged him away.
According to a tweet by the Spokesperson of the Indian Railways, Khatoon was taking the train from Ahmedabad to Katihar on May 23. She had already been unwell, and was de-boarded by her family at Muzaffarpur after she passed away on May 25.
While many on the internet expressed sorrow at the situation she had found herself in, others expressed concern for the two children seen in the videos.
Tejashwi Yadav however had some reassuring news in this regard.
"For the moment we are providing financial assistance of 5 lakhs for both the children. That will be there in a fixed deposit until they attain adulthood," Yadav said. He added their legal gaurdian who will take care of their education would be given a job in their home district of Katihar. The RJD leader also revealed that that Khatoon's husband had left them two years ago