Disappearance of MH370: PIO sues airline, Malaysia for $7.6 mn

A missing governance specialist's wife filed a suit alleging wrongful death of her partner

Kuala Lumpur: An Indian-origin Malaysian woman yesterday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government for $7.6 million (Rs 45.8 crore) in damages over the loss of her husband on flight MH370, which mysteriously disappeared nearly two years ago with 239 people onboard.

The suit was filed against Malaysia Airlines and eight others from the government. Pic for representation/AFP
The suit was filed against Malaysia Airlines and eight others from the government. Pic for representation/AFP

The 32-year-old K Sri Devi’s husband S Puspanathan, then a governance specialist, was among the 239 passengers including five Indians and crew on board the aircraft.

Devi, who is a housewife, filed the negligence suit before the Kuala Lumpur High Court by her lawyer Shailender Bhar. In the lawsuit, Devi along with her two young sons and parents-in-law, have alleged wrongful death of Puspanathan due to alleged negligence and breach of contract by the airline and government agencies.

The suit was filed against Malaysia Airlines and eight others from the government over the disappearance of flight MH370, which is believed to have crashed in the Indian Ocean.

The aircraft left Kuala Lumpur International Airport in the wee hours of March 8, 2014 for Beijing and was declared as having “ended in the Southern Indian Ocean and all lives lost”. Apart from a wing part called flaperon, no other part of the plane has been found so far despite a massive search operation in the Indian Ocean.    

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