A sub-inspector of police’s special branch died on early Wednesday in the city after suffering from dengue.
The deceased was identified as Kohinoor Akter.
Sources at Malibagh SB office, where she was posted, said Kohinoor was diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease and admitted to City Hospital. She died around 12:45 am.
More people are being diagnosed with dengue every day and over 1,300 new cases were reported from across the country on Tuesday, according to official figures.
Five people died of dengue in Dhaka and Barishal on Monday and Tuesday.
Since January, the government said 15,369 dengue patients were hospitalized. Of them, 10,953 were cured and 4,408 others are undergoing treatment. The government claims that only eight people have died of dengue this year but unofficial accounts say the number is higher.