A five-month-old baby girl has succumbed to pneumonia in a relief camp at Malakpur village in Shamli district. Superintendent of Government Health Centre of Kairana, Charan Singh said a team has been sent for inquiry into the death of the child.
According to camp organiser Maulana Aslem, Shabnam contracted pneumonia due to the cold conditions sweeping the region and died on Thursday.
34 children living in relief camps have died in riot-hit areas of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts between September 7 and December 20 when the winter chill was increasing.
While 12 children had died in the camps, the remaining 22 had died in hospitals or nursing homes where they were taken for medical care. Over 60 persons were killed and more than 40,000 displaced in communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in September last year.