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The SC ruling
Element of chance
In pic: A NMC and Grampanchayat worker takes his vehicle fogging the insecticides in the Besa area at Nagpur city area to prevent vector born diseases like Dengue fever, Malaria etc.
The landmark case
They had held that “sudden death due to mosquito bite in a foreign land” was an accident and ordered that the insurance company was bound to pay promised compensation.
In pic: Festering water collected in a pond like structure has become an ideal sight of mosquito breeding.
Death by malaria an ‘accident’
In pic: Activist from JDU protest against BBMP city corporation against rise in Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya, in city demanding proper action fight against rise in Mosquitoes.
All the way from Mozambique
The bench, while setting aside the NCDRC’s verdict, noted that claim under the insurance policy has been paid by the insurer.
In pic: A municipal worker fumigates an area.