Debt-ridden Nabha family writes to PMO for insurance claim

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Nabha
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2016 15:35 IST
The family of Harmeet, who died in a road accident last month, at Thuhi village. (HT Photo)

A debt-ridden family in Thuhi village here, who lost their only bread earner in a road accident last month, has appealed to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to help in release of insurance claim under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) as the victim was insured under the scheme.

The family had to write a letter to PMO as the bank officials are not approving their claim because family has been unable to provide a post-mortem report of the deceased Harmeet Singh (27) to the bank.

After the death of Harmeet, whose motorcycle had hit a bull on July 30, the family conducted the funeral next morning unaware of the insurance claim procedures. “We were not told that a postmortem report would be necessary in the event of the death of the insured,” said, wife Kuldeep Kaur.

Harmeet was mechanic and had taken a loan against his small house to buy a second hand tractor to rent it for ploughing the fields of farmers. The family is survived by his wife, widow mother, widow grandmother and two children.

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