Family members of a 35-year-old CRPF employee, who died in a road accident after being hit by a DTC bus, have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 68 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.
MACT Presiding Officer Naveen Arora directed United India Insurance Company Ltd, insurer of the offending DTC bus, to pay Rs 68,69,300 to the five family members of Dilip Kumar Yadav, who died while crossing road near BRT corridor here in December 2014.
The tribunal, while awarding the compensation, observed, “The petitioners at this stage of their life have lost their husband/father/son.The love and care which they could have got from him can not be measured in terms of money.”
While deciding the petition in the favour of the victim, the tribunal relied on the testimony of Yadav’s wife and documents placed on record, including FIR, postmortem report, mechanical inspection report and arrest memo.
According to the petition filed by the victim’s wife, parents and his two minor children, Yadav was crossing road near BRT corridor close to Hanuman Mandir on December 24, 2014, when a rashly and negligently driven DTC bus came from Chirag Delhi side and hit him with a great force.
Due to the sudden and force ful impact, Yadav fell down and sustained injuries, it said, adding that he was taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre where he died during treatment the same day.
The petition said Yadav, who was earning a monthly income of Rs 36,396 as an employee of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), was the sole bread earner in the family.
( Source – PTI )