MACT orders Rs 33.69 lakh compensation

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Pune: The Motor Accidents Claim Tribunal (MACT) has ordered a truck owner and an insurance company to pay Rs 33.69 lakh compensation to parents of a 25-year-old woman engineer who had died after being knocked down by the truck in 2015.

Deceased Rajshree Jagdish Apte worked with a private firm as a business co-ordinator. At around 8.30 pm on October 15, 2015, she was returning home from work when a truck hit her two-wheeler from behind on the Mutha river bridge on the Mumbai-Bangalore Highway near Warje. 

Pune: The Motor Accidents Claim Tribunal (MACT) has ordered a truck owner and an insurance company to pay Rs 33.69 lakh compensation to parents of a 25-year-old woman engineer who had died after being knocked down by the truck in 2015.

Deceased Rajshree Jagdish Apte worked with a private firm as a business co-ordinator. At around 8.30 pm on October 15, 2015, she was returning home from work when a truck hit her two-wheeler from behind on the Mutha river bridge on the Mumbai-Bangalore Highway near Warje. 

Apte sustained grievous injuries and succumbed to them at a private hospital on the next day. An FIR was registered against truck driver Ravindra Jillewar for rash driving and causing death due to negligence.

The victim’s parents, Jagdish Shripad Apte (54) and Jaya Jagdish Apte (53), both residents of Kolhapur, moved MACT demanding compensation of Rs 60 lakh from truck owner Babusha Gundappa Bhoj of Ambed, Ranjane in Velha taluka of Pune district and Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd, Mumbai. As per the claim petition, Rajshree had studied BE (electronics and telecommunication) and had a bright career. 

The truck owner did not appear before MACT while the insurance company said that it was the fault of the deceased as she was driving in the middle of the road. However, MACT did not accept this and ordered the truck owner and the insurance company to jointly pay compensation of Rs 33.69 lakh with seven per cent interest since filling of the claim petition in November 2015.

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