New Delhi: A Motor Accident Claim Tribunal
(MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 6.07 lakh to man who
became unable to produce a child due to injuries in his
private parts after being hit by a speeding vehicle in a road
"The trauma of having the feeling even before being
married that he will be unable to produce a child is of that
magnitude that it will be unimaginable as to what he would be
undergoing even at the mere thought of it. It is loss of dream
of having one`s own child which no amount of money how so ever
high can compensate," Presiding Officer Swarana K Sharma said.
Victim Aftab, along with his friend Usman, was going to
Jama Masjid on a two-wheeler for offering prayers when their
vehicle was hit by a dumper from the rear near Rajghat,
leading to injuries to him on September nine, 2006.
He suffered injuries in his private parts leading to
removal of his both testicles.
The court took a sympathetic view of the loss to the
victim who would be facing problem in getting married as he
would never be able to produce a child.
"The petitioner was unmarried at the time of the
accident. The very fact that he will not be able to produce a
child has surely affected his prospects of marriage. It cannot
be denied that upon this fact being disclosed, he will have
difficulty in getting married," the court said.
It directed that the Oriental Insurance Co Ltd, which
had insured the Dumper, pay the amount to Aftab within 30
days after holding the driver guilty of rash and negligent
The court had computed the compensation while also
taking into account the loss of earning capacity of the
victim, medical expenses, besides the pain and sufferings.