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Rs 11.98 L compensation to family of road accident victim

Rs 11.98 L compensation to family of road accident victim

The family members of a 22-year old youth, who was killed in a road mishap three years ago, have been awarded a compensation of Rs 11.98 lakh by a Motor Accident Tribunal (MACT) here.

The MACT presiding officer Naveen Arora directed Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Ltd, the insurer of the offending vehicle, to pay the money to the family members of Bihar native, Pankaj Kumar.

The court passed the order after noting that the offending vehicle, coming from wrong side in a negligent manner and in high speed, had hit the motorcycle.

While awarding the compensation, the court considered various factors like loss of dependency, love and affection, age, and finalised the money at Rs 11,98,400.

Pankaj, riding on the pillion with one Arjun Kumar, was returning from Agra to Delhi and when they reached Faridabad, the offending vehicle hit them.

The driver, owner and the insurance company had denied the charges.

( Source – PTI )

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