Published On: Mon, Jul 13th, 2020

Deputy Magistrate in West Bengal dies of COVID-19

Kolkata: A deputy magistrate in West Bengal died due to COVID-19 on Monday, the first senior government officer to have succumbed to the infection in the state, a health department official said.

File Photo: Deputy Magistrate Debdutta Ray

Debdutta Ray, 36, who was posted in Hooghly district, died at a private hospital in Serampore.

“The officer tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week and was on home isolation. She was hospitalised yesterday morning after she complained of breathing problems. She died today,” the official said.

Ray was a 2010 batch West Bengal Civil Service officer. At the beginning of her career she was in the post of BDO of Purulia 2 block.

She then came to the post of Deputy Magistrate and Deputy Collector of Chandannagar. Devadatta was a resident of Dumdum Lichubagan even though he was working there.

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