A Delhi court has awarded compensation of Rs 2.23 crore to two brothers who lost their parents and sister in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh.
Presiding judge of Motor Accident Claim Tribunal Swarana K Sharma directed Oriental Insurance Company Ltd to pay the amount after holding the driver of the truck responsible for the accident at Muzaffarnagar that led to the death of five people, including Satyavir Singh Tomar, owner of Delhi-based M/s Tomar Construction Company.
The court took into consideration the income of Tomar, and his wife Rita, 44, and daughter Shivani, an MBA, which ran into crores, to arrive at the compensation to be paid to his sons Sandeep and Sumit Tomar.
“Had the father (who was in his early 50s) of the petitioners (Sandeep and Sumit) been alive, they would have established themselves in the business and would have got financial and other support to establish themselves in the business,” the court said.
“The guidance of father in carrying on business to establish the child is of great importance and till the child is established, he remains dependent on his father and mother as the case may be,” the court added.
The mishap claimed Tomar, his wife, daughter mother Kabuli Devi and driver Ombir.