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Chennai: Parents of German PIO get Rs 1.8 crore for son’s death

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 25, 2018, 1:53 am IST
Updated Sep 25, 2018, 1:53 am IST
He came to meet his relatives in 2009 and on November 21, 2009 he was proceeding to Dindigul from Tiruchy on a two-wheeler.
The matter was taken up in the permanent Lok Adalat recently. Following negotiations, the counsels of the insurer and petitioners agreed on Rs 1.80 crore as compensation for Selvakumar’s death.
 The matter was taken up in the permanent Lok Adalat recently. Following negotiations, the counsels of the insurer and petitioners agreed on Rs 1.80 crore as compensation for Selvakumar’s death.

Chennai: Unable to hold back her tears, the mother of an accident victim was overcome with emotion when the Chief Judge, Small Causes court ordered compensation of Rs 1.80 crore for the death of her son under Motor Accident Claim Tribunal.

The Chief Judge R. Selvakumar gave away the order copy to Vinobai, from Germany, on Monday. The mishap occurred when her son L. Selvakumar, 29, also a German citizen who was working in Barclays Bank’s Frankfurt branch in Germany, came to meet his family members in the State in 2009.

 

According to V . Rameshvel, counsel for the petitioners, Loganathan, a native of Chennimalai, Erode district, had settled in Germany and has been living there for more than three decades.

His son Selvakumar, born and brought up there, was employed as an executive in Barclays Bank, Frankfurt and was receiving a salary of Rs 3 lakh per month. Selvakumar would occasionally visit relatives in Erode, Tirchy and Dindigul.

He came to meet his relatives in 2009 and on November 21, 2009 he was proceeding to Dindigul from Tiruchy on a two-wheeler. A lorry, which came from behind, was being driven in a rash and negligent manner and rammed against his vehicle near Kamatchipuram cross road at Ottanchathiram. 

In the impact, Selvakumar was thrown off the bike and sustained head injuries and died instantly. His body was flown to Germany and cremated there. In the petition, Loganathan and Vinobai sought a compensation of Rs 2 crore from th einsurer of the vehicle, Shriram General Insurance Company for death of their son. The aged couple came from Germany thrice to depose before the Small Causes court in Chennai.

The matter was taken up in the permanent Lok Adalat recently. Following negotiations, the counsels of the insurer and petitioners agreed on Rs 1.80 crore as compensation for Selvakumar’s death.

On Monday, Chief Judge, Small Causes court, R.Selvakumar issued the order copy to Vinobai and directed the insurance firm to give the amount to the couple within four weeks. 

In the petition, Loganathan and Vinobai sought a compensation of Rs 2 crore from the insurer of the vehicle, Shriram General Insurance Company for death of their son. The aged couple came from Germany thrice to depose before the Small Causes court in Chennai.

The matter was taken up in the permanent Lok Adalat recently. Following negotiations, the counsels of the insurer and petitioners agreed on Rs 1.80 crore as compensation for Selvakumar’s death.

On Monday, Chief Judge, Small Causes court, R.Selvakumar issued the order copy to Vinobai and directed the insurance firm to give the amount to the couple within four weeks. 

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