MACT awards Rs 27.30 lakh to kin bike accident victim

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Thane, Jan 14 (PTI) A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has awarded a compensation of Rs 27.30 lakh to the kin of a 50-year-old woman who died in a motorcycle accident in Maharashtra's Thane city.

An order to this effect was passed on January 11 by MACT member R N Rokade, and a copy of it was made available on Wednesday.

In his order, Rokade directed opponents of the claim Ashok Kumar Singh and Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd, to make the payment jointly and severally to the claimants along with the interest at 8 per cent per annum from the date the claim was filed.

Claimants Tatyasaheb Bapu Kamble (52) and his son submitted before the Tribunal that his wife Chayya was riding pillion on a motorcycle driven by Singh on November 16, 2018.

The motorcyclist applied the break suddenly on the road near Teen Hath Naka, causing the victim to fall and suffer serious injuries, following which she was taken to a hospital and died during treatment on the same day.

The applicants submitted that they were dependent on the deceased, who had been working as a telephone operator with a construction company, and claimed compensation for loss of dependency and under other traditional heads.

The owner of the motorcycle and the insurance company opposed the claim on various grounds which were not accepted by the tribunal.

The Tribunal also ordered that upon realisation of the claim amount a sum of Rs 7 lakh each be invested in fixed deposits in the name of the two claimants for a period of five years and balance amount be paid to them. PTI COR ARU ARU