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Delhi: Blind Parents Lose Only Child to Virus; Couple Mourn Death of 5-month-old 'Pari'

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Krishu, an only child, was the second child death in the region as India battles a deadly second wave of the coronavirus

Nine-month-old Krishu, the only child to his blind parents, succumbed to COVID-19 at a Delhi government-run hospital, while his father, battled the deadly virus at another hospital. On Thursday evening, Jitender Singh ’Shunty’, a former BJP MLA, buried Krishu in a corner of the Old Seemapuri cremation ground.

This was the second time in two days that Singh was burying a child so young. The 59-year-old humanitarian, who has given dignified cremations to over 2,000 strangers during the second wave of COVID-19, buried five-month-old Pari on Wednesday evening, near the spot where Krishu now rests.

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first published:May 14, 2021, 10:43 IST