Kin of 21-year-old girl killed by Delhi bus gets over Rs 12 lakh
15 Apr, 2014 03:03 PM
The family a 21-year-old girl, who died after being hit by a DTC bus three years ago, has been awarded a compensation of over Rs 12 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.

MACT directed the United India Insurance Company, with which the offending vehicle was insured, to pay a compensation of Rs 12,42,288 to the parents of Priya Jain, who was hit by a rashly driven bus here on November 23, 2011.

The tribunal awarded the compensation while relying on the "unrebutted testimony" of the parents of the deceased and also the documents placed on record.

"There is no reason to disbelieve the testimony of the petitioner (mother)... the accident had taken place due to the rash and negligent driving of the vehicle and Priya died because of injuries suffered in the said accident," MACT's Presiding Officer Ravinder Bedi held saying that it was an untimely death which caused mental shock, pain and agony to her family members.

The tribunal also observed that "the FIR, chargesheet, postmortem report, mechanical inspection report and testimony of mother taken together, fully establish that Priya sustained injuries in a roadside accident."

The petition was filed by Mamata Jain and Deepak Jain, parents of the deceased seeking compensation of Rs 30 lakh on the ground that Priya had died after being hit by the rash and negligent driven vehicle.

During the proceedings, Deepak expired and the case was fought by the mother alone.

They told the tribunal that Priya was declared brought dead at the Metro hospital where she was taken after the accident.
Source : The Times Of India

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