Hanumangarh couple adopts orphaned six-year-old Bhavesh

  • Shailee Dogra, None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2015 12:37 IST

Finally, six-year-old Bhavesh Tiwari, who, after the death of his parents, had landed in an orphanage, has got a new family.

The boy has been adopted by a childless couple from Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. Hindustan Times had first reported about the child in June 2015 when the motor accidents claims tribunal (MACT) had granted a compensation of `17.7 lakh for Bhavesh with 7.5% interest.

Bhavesh’s mother died in a road accident in 2011 and his father died a year later owing to illness. Bhavesh, a kindergarten student, was staying in an orphanage being run by the former employer of his father at Nakodar.

“We had received a number of queries from families offering to adopt the child. We were looking for a family which was educated and definitely vegetarian. Finally a childless couple known to us has adopted the boy,” said Ravinder Thakur, who runs the orphanage in Nakodar.

Bhavesh’s misfortune had begun when his mother Pinki, 24, who worked as domestic help, had on October 2, 2011, sustained severe injuries after being hit by a speeding SUV driven by an Ambala man.

A resident of Shastri Colony slum, she was going to attend a religious function at around 8.40 pm that day when the mishap occurred at a traffic signal near IT Park. She succumbed to her injuries on December 24, 2011.

Her death left Bhavesh’s father Kanhaiya Lal Tiwari shattered, who also died a year later of heart attack, leaving the child orphaned.

Providing financial security to the child, a Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) had in March this year ordered a compensation of Rs 17.7 lakh for Bhavesh with 7.5% interest. As per the order, the compensation was to be deposited as fixed deposit in his name, which he can get after attaining the age of 18.

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