Jagatsinghpur: Benudhar Mallick, a 60-year-old migrant labourer from Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha, walked 300 km along the railway tracks from West Bengal to his native.
Due to the nationwide lockdown, Mallick, a daily wager in a jute mill in West Bengal was stranded without money in the neighbouring state.
With no other option left, Mallick decided to return home with Pradip Swain, another Odia worker at the jute mill, on a bicycle. However, duo was sent back from the Balasore border after cycling for 150 km.
Following this, Mallick and Swain decided to walk along the railway tracks and reached their respective villages after a week.
As a precaution, Mallick was sent to institutional quarantine for 14-days.