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Delhi High Court issued notice to AAP Govt and BSES Yamuna

The parents of deceased boy filed a plea before Delhi High Court for claiming compensation for the death of their son. The death of the boy happened because of electrocution from a fallen overhead line at Dilshad Garden. The parents are claiming compensation of Rs five crore.
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The parents of deceased boy filed a plea before Delhi High Court for claiming compensation for the death of their son. The death of the boy happened because of electrocution from a fallen overhead line at Dilshad Garden. The parents are claiming compensation of Rs 5 crore.

The petition of the parents, Devasia Thomas and Reena Devasia stated that the willful negligence of the concerned authorities is the reason behind the death of their 18 year old boy. Justice AK Chawla while admitting the petition, issued notice to the Delhi government as well as BSES.

The quantum of Compensation is based on loss of love and company and the future prospect and bright career of the deceased boy and compensation for the sister who has lost her brother.

The counsel appearing for the petitioners stated that the death is caused due to the willful negligence of the authorities.He further stated that the people of the local area have been complaining about the fire and sparks in the electric cable from the pole from where the electricity has fallen.

It was further submitted by the counsel that the family is suffering emotionally and financially losses due to the untimely death of their son Robin. The counsel submitted that the petitioner father who was working in Dubai has to come and stay in Delhi thus the financial loss and the sister of the deceased has undergone depression because of the incident. 

It was submitted in the petition that there has been illegal omission on the part of  both the respondents- Delhi government and BSES in periodic checking of the electric line neglecting the rules and regulations of electric safety.

The petitioners justified their claim of Rs 5, 02,21,600 by saying that because of irresponsible behaviour of the respondents has ruined their personal and social life and also the future of the petitioners as their son was a brilliant student and would have lived a long life and would have earned a good amount as salary and also the claim included compensation for loss of love, companionship and affection.

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Mehak Sharma
Published on 02-Nov-17
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