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Relief for paralysed Oz swimmer

An Australian swimmer, who got paralysed after falling into a swimming pool of an ITDC hotel 33 years ago, was on Thursday awarded Rs 1.82 crore compensation by the Delhi High Court. The court held the hotel management "negligent" and responsible for poor upkeep of the pool. HT reports.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2011 11:59 PM IST

An Australian swimmer, who got paralysed after falling into a swimming pool of an ITDC hotel 33 years ago, was on Thursday awarded Rs 1.82 crore compensation by the Delhi High Court. The court held the hotel management "negligent" and responsible for poor upkeep of the pool.

"It is clear that it was on account of the defendant's (Indian Tourism Development Corporation Ltd) negligence that the floor of the swimming pool was slippery," a bench headed by Justice BD Ahmed said.

Susan Leigh Beer, who was 17 when the incident took place, was a member of Queensland women's polo team and is now wheel chair-bound.

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