4-year-old's death raises questions about conditions at Belagavi relief camp

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4-year-old's death raises questions about conditions at Belagavi relief camp

4-year-old's death raises questions about conditions at Belagavi relief camp

SC KM   ¦    Sep 11, 2019 04:37:48 PM (IST)

4-year-old\'s death raises questions about conditions at Belagavi relief camp-1Belagavi: A four-year-old boy passed away at a relief camp which housed families displaced by the floods in the Ramdurg Taluk on Tuesday, September 10.

The district administration said that the boy had been suffering from a fever for the past few days and had died due to his deteriorating health. However, the incident has also raised several questions regarding the state of the flood-relief camps set up by the government.

The deceased child has been identified as Abdul Rehman Mullanavar, a resident of the Hirehampiholi village. The boy's kin, along with several other families, were shifted to a relief-camp located near the Sureban village after his house collapsed due to the heavy rains that lashed Hirehampiholi last month.

Belagavi Deputy Commissioner (DC) S B Bommanahalli defended the administration against allegations of failing to ensure the provision of good facilities to the inmates living in the relief camp. The DC further insisted that the boy had died due to a fever.

"Officers in charge of the relief camps have been asked to ensure that all necessary facilities are provided to the inmates until the situation in their villages returns to normalcy," he added.

A case has been filed over the boy's death at the local police station.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa gave a compensation of Rs 5 lakhs to the deceased boy's kin during his visit to Ramdurg.