Maid killed in accident, kin to get Rs. 9 lakh in damages

In its order, a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal held the motorcycle rider guilty under the Motor Vehicles Act and ordered the insurance company to pay the maid's family the compensation amount.

Presiding Officer of the tribunal Poonam Choudhary awarded Rs.7,96,098, apart from over Rs.1 lakh interest, to the family members of Maya Devi, who was killed in the accident.

The court in its Sep 13 order directed the insurance company to pay the sum within a month along with an interest of 7.5 percent per annum from the date when the case was filed in March 2008. The interest would add up to over Rs.1 lakh.

Maya Devi died a month after she suffered serious injuries in a road accident Feb 25, 2008. A motorcycle hit her when she was crossing the road near Udyan Marg.
Devi's family had sought Rs.10 lakh compensation in its petition.

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