Delhi road mishap: Kin of 33-year-old man get over Rs 63 lakh

Family members of a 33-year-old man, who died in a road accident involving a rashly driven vehicle in 2013, have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 63 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015, 13:54 PM IST

New Delhi: Family members of a 33-year-old man, who died in a road accident involving a rashly driven vehicle in 2013, have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 63 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.
MACT Presiding Officer Nikhil Chopra directed the National Insurance Co Ltd, insurer of the offending trailer, to pay

Rs 63,39,600 to the wife, children and parents of the victim Manish Jha, who was working as the sales manager in a motor vehicle firm here.

"The deceased was 33 of age at the time of the accident and a father of two minor children. His death has left a permanent void in the lives of the petitioners and no amount of money could fill in the void. However, life has to move on," the tribunal said, while asking the insurance firm to pay a compensation of Rs 63,39,600?to the petitioner.

As per the complaint, on the night of May 9, 2013, Jha was hit by a rashly driven trailer while he was standing outside a shop bedside Mathura road. He was brought to the hospital where doctors declared him dead.

The family members had approached the tribunal claiming Rs 90 lakh as compensation.

In their written statements, however, driver and the owner of the offending vehicle had denied any accident on account of rash and negligent driving by the driver and stated that the FIR was registered falsely.