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Thane: Rs 13 lakh compensation for kin of mishap victim

Thane (Maharashtra): The motor accident claims tribunal in Thanehas awarded a compensation of over Rs 13 lakh to the kin of a 28-year-old man who was killed in a mishap in 2012.

Tribunal member and District Judge K D Vadane recently awarded a compensation of Rs 13.72 lakh with 8 per cent interest to the kin of the deceased Rajesh Koli.

On October 19, 2012, at about 1.30 AM, Rajesh along with his friends were engaged in decoration of a city-based Navarati Pandal when a speeding truck ran over them killing him on the spot, the Tribunal was told. As per the order, 50 per cent of the compensation amount should be invested in the fixed deposit in the name of Rajesh's minor son.

The compensation is to be paid by the driver of the truck, Avadheshkumar Jaiswal, involved in the mishap, the owner of the truck, Arjun Wafare, and the insurance company, jointly and severally. The claimants had sought Rs 14 lakh compensation, but the tribunal awarded Rs 13.72 lakh.

Jaisawal, who fled the accident spot, was chased by some persons near Kasheli bridge and handed over to police. Jaisawal appeared before tribunal but did not file any written submission. Wafare did not appear and the matter was decided ex-parte against him. The insurance company - The National Insurance Company - appeared before the judge and contested the claim on various grounds which were rejected.

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