Kolkata: A woman died of suspected dengue at a government apartment in Netaji Nagar in South Kolkata on Saturday. 41-year-old Rajani Bandyopadhyay was admitted at a private hospital on Eastern Metropolitan Bypass with high fever on October 3 and she died on Saturday with the medical report holding dengue as the cause of her death, as claimed by the family members of the deceased.
Around 64 families including 48 police families live in the apartment where Bandyopadhyay lived. According to the victim's family members, the deceased's daughter has also been affected with dengue. Residents alleged that garbage had been piling up in and around the housing complex with the local Councillor turning a blind eye to the fact. "Some more people in this locality has been affected with dengue," a resident said.
CPI(M) Councillor Mrityunjoy Chakraborty under whose jurisdiction the ward falls claimed that he was not aware of the fact that dengue had hit the housing complex. "It is the responsibility of the apartment's association to keep the vicinity clean. However, I have already started a cleanliness drive," he said.