B.Tech student Sajid Iqbal died of dengue, according to family friend. It is understood that Sajid was suffering from high fever and admitted to a big hospital in Okhla. He died on the evening of October 18 and was laid to rest at Batla House graveyard, said the family friend.
“We are extremely sad due to demise of Sajid Iqbal, student of BTech (CS) 3rd year. He was resident of Suilaman Hall in Aligarh Muslim University and son of my very close friend Dr Iqbal. His namaze-janazah was held at 1.30 today in Khalillullah Masjid. He was buried at Batla House graveyard,” said the family friend.
Confirming this development, another Batla House resident, who knows the family said both his parents are doctors and it is really a sad news. After suffering from dengue, he was rushed to the hospital in Okhla. Since the outbreak of the disease, Jamia Nagar, a deprived locality, has been reeling under vector-borne diseases. Activists claimed that till now more than 60 deaths have taken place in the locality, a claim that OKHLATIMES.COM was unable to establish independently.
However, the portal has reported several deaths in the locality. In one street of Abul Fazal Enclave, three people reportedly died of dengue. The situation was such that even a leading national daily gave a prominent display to a report about dengue deaths in the locality.
Activists and political aspirants attribute dengue deaths to unhygienic conditions in the locality, piled up garbage, broken roads, water logging, poor sewerage and untrammeled constructions.