Mishap victim`s kin given Rs 43L as compensation
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 13:15
  
New Delhi: The family members of the victim of a road mishap, involving a rashly-driven two wheeler, have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 43 lakh by a tribunal.

Presiding Officer of Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal directed United India Insurance Company Ltd, with which the offending two-wheeler was insured, to pay Rs 43,60,139 to the wife and children of Ravinder Singh, who had died in a road mishap last April.

"Reading all the documents filed by the petitioners (the victim's family) as a whole it is clear that the respondent (Aasar Kapoor) was driving the vehicle in a rash and negligent manner.

"I award Rs 43,60,139 as compensation with interest at the rate of 7.5 per cent per annum, in favour of the petitioners and against the respondents (Aasar Kapoor, Dalip Kapoor and insurance company) on account of their liability being joint and several," the tribunal said.

The accident took place on April 4 last year when Tilak Nagar resident Aasar Kapoor hit Singh's motorcycle with his two-wheeler at a red light on Outer Ring Road near Keshopur, due to which Singh sustained grievous injuries and died later in the hospital, his family said.

The tribunal awarded the compensation to the victim's wife and kids, also residents of Tilak Nagar, after coming to the conclusion that Aasar was riding his motorcycle in a rash and negligent manner, on the basis of the documents filed.

"The insurance company is directed to deposit the award amount in the Bank of Maharashtra, Chandni Chowk Branch, in the name of the petitioners in terms of the award," it said.

Out of the total money, the MACT has apportioned 60 per cent to the wife of the victim and rest to his two daughters and minor son.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 13:15


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