Accident victim's kin get Rs 21L

The family members of a youth, who had died in a road accident here last year, has been awarded a compensation of over Rs 21 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal.

The tribunal directed National Insurance Company Limited, with which the offending vehicle was insured, to pay Rs 21.44 lakh to the parents and siblings of 25-year-old victim Krishna Nandan Kumar.

The order came on a plea by Krishna’s family members who claimed a compensation of Rs 50 lakh saying he had died in a road accident on May 25 2011 due to rash and negligent driving by the driver of a car which hit the scooter that Krishna was riding pillion.

Krishna and his friend Yetendra Kumar was going to Gurgaon on scooter, they said adding that when the two reached Dwarka link road here, a Maruti car hit the scooter due to which the victim fell down and came under the front wheels of the car and sustained grievous injuries.

He died at AIIMS Trauna Centre during treatment.

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