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Coimbatore

Tribunal directs auto dealer to pay Rs. 15.18 lakh compensation to accident victims’ kin

Covai Post Network

The Motor Accident Case Claims Tribunal here today ordered an auto dealer to pay a compensation of Rs. 15.18 lakhs to the kin of two accident victims.

Accompanied by his wife Pounammal and grand-daughter Saraneswari (7), 52-year-old Nagaraj, resident of West Thiruppoonthuruthi village in Thiruvaiyaru taluk, was travelling in an auto on March 3, 2000. The auto driver suddenly lost control and the vehicle rammed against a roadside tree on the Aduthurai Main Road at Thiruvidaimarudur. Nagaraj and Saraneswari died on the spot.

Nagaraj’s wife Pounammal filed a petition before the Motor Accident Case Claims Tribunal in Thanjavur praying direction to M/s Arasu Bajaj (auto dealer) to pay compensation.

In his verdict, Principal Sub-Judge Poorna Jaya Anand, directed Arasu Bajaj company to pay a compensation of Rs 10.18 lakh for the death of Nagaraj and Rs 5 lakh for the death of Saraneswari.

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