News Patiala:- A 26-year-old Punjabi youth, Sachin Bhatia, has died in Canada due to high fever. Bhatia, a resident of Talwara village in Hoshiarpur district, was living in Canada for the past 4 years.
Bhatia’s father, Bishan Das, said that his son had been suffering from a mild fever for the past few days. He spoke to Sachin on the phone last night around 9 pm, when he was on his way home from work. Sachin told his father that he was feeling feverish and that he would take some medicine when he got home.
Bishan Das said that he spoke to his daughter a few hours later, who told him that Sachin had been taken to the hospital. The doctors at the hospital declared Sachin dead on arrival.
The family is now appealing to the government to help them bring Sachin’s body back to India for the last rites. Hoshiarpur MPs Som Prakash and Vijay Sampla have also expressed their condolences to the family and assured them of all possible help.
This is the second death of a Punjabi youth in Canada in recent months. In July, 24-year-old Gurvinder Nath was killed in a carjacking incident.
The deaths of these two young men have raised concerns about the safety of Punjabis living in Canada. The government has assured the community that it is taking the matter seriously and that it is working to make Canada a safe place for all.