"Can't die of the cold!!!! Send him out in a few less clothes and let's see if he isn't singing a different tune pretty damn quick," Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.com, without naming Gupta.

The bureaucrat, while defending the death toll in the relief camps for the riot victims of Muzaffarnagar, had on Thursday said that no one could die of the cold.

"Children have died of pneumonia, not of cold. Nobody can die of cold. If people died of cold, nobody would have been alive in Siberia," Gupta had said.

A high-level official panel had also said that 4,783 displaced people were still living in relief camps for riot- hit victims in Muzaffarnagar where at least 34 children below 12 years staying there had also died.


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