A two-year-old boy and a woman died in a Bru relief camp in Tripura even as the refugees continued to stage blockade for the third consecutive day on Saturday, demanding resumption of free ration and cash-dole to them, officials said.
Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF) alleged that the two died of “starvation” after the Centre “stopped providing free ration and cash-dole” to the inmates of the relief camps from last month as the ninth repatriation process has been commenced from October 3.
Kanchanpur Sub-divisional Magistrate Abhedananda Baidya said that “an infant and a 60-year-old woman” died in the Naisingpara relief camp but the “cause of death has not been ascertained” as an inquiry is being conducted.
He refused to comment further on the allegation of the Bru leaders.
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