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Rash driving: Rs 17 L compensation for victim's kin

Rash driving: Rs 17 L compensation for victim’s kin

Family members of a 21-year-old youth, who died after being hit by a rashly-driven motorcycle, have been awarded compensation of over Rs 17 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.

The tribunal directed Reliance General Insurance Co Ltd, insurer of the offending motorcycle, to pay Rs 17,01,864 toDelhi resident Imran, who suffered injuries in the mishap in March 2013.

“From the statement of prosecution witness 2, Abbas (eyewitness), and in view of Detailed Accident Report regarding the accident, it is proved that the deceased Imran sustained fatal injuries in the accident which occurred on March 27, 2013 due to rash and negligent driving of offending vehicle… Driven by its driver,” MACT presiding officer Kiran Bansal said.

“Award is passed directing respondent no 2, Reliance General Insurance Co Ltd to pay to the claimant/petitioner no 1 (Imran’s mother) a sum of Rs 17,01,864,” the tribunal said.

According to the petition, on March 27, 2013, at about 1.15 pm, Imran was hit by a motorcycle, being driven in a rash and negligent manner, while he was crossing a road in east Delhi here.

Due to the impact, he fell down on the road and sustained grievous injuries. Thereafter, he was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died during the course of treatment.

Thereafter, the family members of Imran filed a petition before the tribunal seeking the compensation.

They had claimed in the petition that Imran was working as a carpenter and earning Rs 15,000 per month.

The driver of the motorcycle, however, denied the allegations and claimed that he was falsely implicated by the police in collusion with the petitioners.

 

( Source – PTI )


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