Advocate Tanzim Al Islam, a Supreme Court lawyer, on Thursday served a legal notice to Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), seeking Tk 50 lakh as compensation for his wife, who has been suffering from dengue fever.
He sent the legal notice to the mayor and chief executive officer (CEO) of the DSCC asking them to give him Tk 50 lakh as compensation in seven days.According to the notice, The Supreme Court Lawyer alleged that his wife has been suffering from the fever due to the city corporation's failure to prevent Aedes mosquito.
The lawyer’s wife Sumi Akter was affected by dengue fever on June 29. She underwent treatment at the hospital for five days but she is still sick, the notice said.
He claimed that the DSCC has completely failed to prevent Aedes mosquito in his neighbourhood therefore its authority they must take the responsibility of his wife being affected by dengue fever.
He also requested the DSCC mayor and others top officials to take effective steps to prevent mosquito menace in next three days at Khilgaon ward No. 1 where his family lives.
The notice also warned of further legal action if the DSCC fails to comply with the demands.