Accident victim kin gets Rs 27.63L compensation
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New Delhi: The family of a 34-year-old MCD employee, who died in a road accident in 2010, has been given a compensation of Rs 27.63 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.

MACT presiding officer Arun Bhardwaj while holding that the rider of the offending motorcycle was driving negligently, directed Iffco Tokio General Insurance Company Ltd, with which the two-wheeler was insured, to pay the sum to mishap victim Manoj Kumar’s family.

“From the evidence of prosecution witness, negligence of respondent 1 (Sukhjinder Sandhu) in driving the offending vehicle which resulted in fatal injuries to the deceased is made out.

“The total compensation payable to the petitioners (family of deceased) would be Rs 27,63,736. Insurance company has not proved any of the statutory defences available to avoid its liability. Therefore, the compensation would be paid within 30 days from the date of this order by respondent 3 (insurance company),” the tribunal held.

Ved Prakash, the primary witness, had testified that he and the deceased were part of a group of ‘kawarias’ (a particular type of Hindu pilgrims) on their way back from Haridwar after a pilgrimage.

Prakash had said he and the victim were travelling on foot, as is the practice for pilgrims, who march to Lord Shiva’s abode in Haridwar and back on foot during monsoon.

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