Kolkata: A senior citizen in West Bengal’s Dhupguri area died allegedly after being administered the Covishield vaccine, prompting his family members to lodge a police complaint, an official said on Tuesday.
Krishna Dutta (64), a businessman from Jalpaiguri district, died at a local hospital, where he was rushed to after he complained of breathlessness, he said.
“Dutta was administered the vaccine on Monday… He was having breathing issues at night, and taken to hospital, where he was declared dead after a while,” the official said.
The person was reportedly suffering from comorbidities, he added. Later, a complaint was lodged by his family members, alleging the death to be unnatural.
Dutta’s body was sent to Jalpaiguri State General Hospital for autopsy, the official said, adding, the investigation is underway.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,60,435 people were inoculated across the state on Tuesday, a health department official said.