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The kin of a 22-year-old youth, who lost his life in a road accident in November, 2010, will receive a compensation of Rs 45 lakhs, the district Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has ruled. Principal District Judge and chairman of MACT, S M Gavhane, in his recent order directed owner of a three-wheeler, which was involved in the mishap, and an insurance company to jointly pay the compensation to the parents of the deceased, Abhishek Tiwari, a resident of Badlapur in Thane. Appearing on behalf of claimants, advocate V K Singh told the tribunal that Abhishek worked as a SAP consultant with a private firm in Mhape, Navi Mumbai.
On November 26, 2010, while travelling to his office in morning, a tempo, being driven negligently, dashed into Abhishek’s bike near Nevali in Ambernath, injuring him severely, the counsel said, adding that he succumbed the same day. His parents, Jitendra Tiwari and Sumitra in their submission told the Judge that their son drew a salary of Rs 30,000 per month and had good future prospects. They filed a claim of Rs 51 lakhs.
Owner of the tempo Rajit Khan did not not appear before the tribunal, and hence, the matter was decided ex-parte against him. The judge rejected the arguments of the insurance company and held that the accident occurred due to the negligence of the tempo driver.