India’s strict lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus meant that most factories and businesses shut down, rendering millions jobless.
With no prospect of income, they took long journeys to go back to their villages. Some managed to get transport, but those who couldn’t, walked hundreds of miles.
And some of them never made it home, dying of exhaustion or in accidents along the road.
The BBC’s Vikas Pandey and Anshul Verma have put together this report: