Dubai: A 30-year-old Indian in the UAE has been awarded over Rs 2.5 crore in compensation for a road accident which left him paralysed in 2013, three months after his marriage, media reported on Friday.
Aboobacker Palliyalil from Kerala, who was a newspaper vendor at the time of accident, was hit by a car speeding in the wrong direction in Ajman in September 2013 that fractured his vertebrae (spine) and left him paralysed below the neck.
A year and a half after the accident, a UAE court has awarded him 1.5 million dirham (2,55,21,013) in compensation, Khaleej Times reported.
"We were just married for three months when Aboobacker travelled back to Dubai and was injured in the accident. Now my husband cannot even speak well... Sometimes his mind is not stable and he is dependant on me and his family members," Palliyalil's wife Safna was quoted as saying by the paper.
The compensation amount was recently transferred to his bank account after the court fee, expenses and lawyer's fee were deducted. The Court of First Instance awarded 1.5 million dirhams in damages with five per cent interest.
According to Safna, the money may not bring back the couple's lost dreams but will at least cover his medical treatment.