Pune: The Motor Accident Claim Tribunal (MACT) has directed the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) to pay a compensation of Rs 2.1 lakh to two daughters of a 58-year-old woman who had died after being knocked down by a PMPML bus.
The accident had taken place around 2 pm on December 14, 2015 at Dhayari Phata on Sinhgad Road. The deceased, Rehana Munaf Arab, a resident of Yerawada, was crossing the road when she was hit by a PMPML bus. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she died within a few minutes. Later, an FIR was registered against the bus driver for rash driving and causing death due to negligence with the Sinhgad Road
One of her daughters is married, while other is a divorcee. The deceased worked as a labourer and earned Rs 5,000 per month. Her daughters moved the MACT demanding compensation of Rs 10 lakh.
However, PMPML had denied the police version stating that the woman was found on the road by the bus driver who went to Abhiruchi police chowky and informed them. Meanwhile, some people had rushed her to the hospital. Police had taken the name and address of the bus driver and conductor and let them go. On December 15, 2015, the driver was called by police and an FIR was registered against him. There was no fault of the driver, he did his duty of informing the police after he saw the woman near the bus stop, PMPML stated before the MACT.