The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has directed a doctor with the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) to pay Rs 9.9 lakh as compensation to the kin of a 22-year-old killed in a road mishap. Additional district and sessions judge Najar Singh held Dr Nachimuthu K responsible for the death of 22-year-old self-employed Rehan Ali, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, by hitting him with his (the doctor’s) car, which was being driven in a rash and negligent manner, in April 2013. The tribunal order in this regard was given on December 3.
The tribunal, based its verdict on the eyewitness account of pillon rider Aktar Ali and the post-mortem report. These had held accident injuries as the reason for the death.
The compensation would carry 7.5% interest and be paid by Dr Nachimuthu K and ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company — the insurer of the car.
The amount would be paid to Navijan (55), the father of the victim, and Behatrin Jahan (52), the mother, hailing from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh.
Contesting the claim, Dr Nachimuthu K said no accident had taken place with his car and a false case had been registered. The insurer of the car involved in the mishap, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company, claimed that the doctor was not holding a valid driving licence at the time of accident and thus the vehicle was in contravention of the Motor Vehicles Act.