PARIS – An infant Gypsy girl who died suddenly has been given a resting place after one mayor refused to allow her to be buried in his town, where the parents live in a camp.
The girl's funeral will be held on Monday in a nearby town — 10 days after her death
Wissous Mayor Richard Trinquier told BFM-TV that "I didn't hesitate a shadow of a second." He said Saturday that not to provide a grave for the child who died in a hospital, reportedly of sudden infant death syndrome, is "humanly unthinkable."
News that the child was refused burial in Champlan was met with outrage.
Champlan Mayor Christian Leclerc told the daily Le Parisien earlier this week that priority for the few available grave sites goes to those paying taxes.