The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here has awarded Rs 27 lakh compensation to the family of a jeweller who died in an accident in 2015.
The applicants' counsel told the tribunal that the deceased, Kisanlal Nerulal Sevak (then aged 28), used to run a jewellery shop at Wadala in Mumbai and earn around Rs 15,000 per month.
On February 8, 2015 Sevak was on his motorcycle when a speeding dumper allegedly hit his vehicle from behind on ThaneBelapur road. The victim fell from the motorcycle and was allegedly run over the the dumper.
He was admitted to a hospital at Vashi in Navi Mumbai where he succumbed to his injuries, said the counsel.
The applicants - Sevak's widow (28), parents (aged around 70) and two minor children (aged 2 and 3) - then approached the tribunal for compensation while alleging that the accident occurred due to the sole negligence on part of dumper driver.
An offence was also registered against the dumper driver at Turbhe MIDC police station in Navi
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