Mishap victims get Rs 68 lakh relief
Family members of four persons, who died in an accident caused by a rashly driven DTC bus, have been awarded a compensation of around Rs 68 lakh.delhi Updated: Dec 28, 2011 01:46 IST
Family members of four persons, who died in an accident caused by a rashly driven DTC bus, have been awarded a compensation of around Rs 68 lakh.
ASJ Raj Kumar Chauhan directed National Insurance Company, with which the offending vehicle was insured, to pay Rs 67.94 lakh to the family members of deceased Praveen Kumar, Dharampal, Rakesh Kumar and Rajan Singh, who lost their lives in 2006 when the DTC bus collided with their car.
"The petitioners (family members of deceased) have succeeded in proving that the accident occurred because of rash and negligent driving of the DTC bus driver. As a result, all occupants of the car expired," the judge said.
While deciding the compensation amount, the court said the loss of love, affection and company because of the death of husband, father and son of the petitioners is immense and the same cannot be compensated in terms of money. All four victims worked with AIR grip Footwear Pvt Ltd.
The accident took place in July 2006 near Rohtak road when the bus jumped the traffic signal and took a right turn without an indication. The driver was caught by a passerby and handed over to the police.
The court, after taking into consideration of the background of the victims, awarded compensation to them. It awarded Rs 37,56,000, Rs 12,91,400, Rs 11,43,488 and Rs 6,03,350 to the family of Praveen Kumar, Dharampal, Rajan Singh and Rakesh Kumar, respectively.