Chetan had lost his life on the spot
6 years ago in Mumbai, a 26-year-old man lost his life because of an auto rickshaw driver. Now his family members have been declared compensation from the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal. The incident is very painful. It is a matter of 2016, that auto person had refused to give a change of 28 rupees and started running away with the auto so that he did not have to pay it. In this situation the auto overturned and fell on the victim Chetan Achirnekar. Chetan died on the spot. This whole incident happened in front of Chetan’s father’s eyes.
The auto driver started driving for 28 rupees
Chetan’s family members have told that on July 23, 2016, Chetan, who worked in an IT company, was returning from the airport at 1.30 am to his home in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. When the auto reached near their house, they got down. He had to pay a rent of Rs 172 to the auto guy. He gave Rs 200 to the driver in the hope that he would return Rs 28. But, the auto driver refused to give the money back saying that he did not have the change. Saying this he started driving the auto.
Earlier the insurance company had refused to pay compensation
Chetan kept asking the driver to stop, but he accelerated his speed further. Due to this the auto became uncontrollable and overturned on Chetan. Chetan was badly injured and died. After this the police was informed about the incident. Due to Chetan’s death, his family had suffered both emotionally and financially. However, Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited refused to pay the compensation saying it was a case of culpable homicide not amounting to compensation.
Life lost due to vehicle accident – Tribunal
However, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has rejected the plea of the insurance company. According to the tribunal, according to the death certificate and the post-mortem report, Chetan died due to injuries sustained in a motor accident. “The manner in which the accident took place clearly shows that the autorickshaw driver was rash driving, negligent and responsible for the accident,” the tribunal said.
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In lieu of 28 rupees, the family got a compensation of 43 lakh rupees
The victims used to work in a software company and when the accident happened their salary was Rs 15,000. The tribunal also took account of this and fixed a compensation of Rs 43 lakh. This compensation will have to be paid jointly to the insurance company and the auto rickshaw owner Kamlesh Mishra. Chetan’s family must have got some satisfaction from this amount of compensation, but the way their life turned in a moment that night, they will never be able to return. (pictures – symbolic)