A Supreme Court lawyer yesterday sent a legal notice to Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), seeking Tk 50 lakh as compensation for his wife, who has been diagnosed with dengue fever.
He alleged that his wife is suffering from the fever due to the city corporation’s failure to prevent Aedes mosquito in his neighbourhood.
Advocate Tanzim Al Islam served the notice to the mayor and chief executive officer (CEO) of DSCC, asking them to compensate him in seven days. He also requested the mayor and top official to take effective steps to prevent the mosquito menace in next three days in Khilgaon (ward 1), where his family resides.
Advocate Tanzim in the legal notice said his wife Sadik Un Nahar was affected by dengue fever on June 29. She underwent treatment at a hospital for five days but is still unwell.
The lawyer said as DSCC has completely failed to prevent the menace, the authorities will have to take the responsibility of his wife being affected by dengue fever.
Advocate Tanzim told The Daily Star that he will file a writ petition with the High Court, seeking necessary order on the mayor and CEO if they do not take necessary steps in this regard.