RENU MALHOTRA & ORS Vs. SHISHPAL SINGH SHINGARIA
LAWS(DLH)-2007-1-242
HIGH COURT OF DELHI
Decided on January 16,2007

RENU MALHOTRA And ORS Appellant
VERSUS
SHISHPAL SINGH SHINGARIA Respondents

JUDGEMENT

- (1.) The grievance of the appellant in the present appeal is that the Tribunal has not taken into consideration the correct income of the deceased including his future prospects. The appellant is also aggrieved that wrong age of the deceased has been taken into consideration, which as per the immigration papers exhibited as Ex.-PW2/Z and proved on record was 32 years on the relevant date of accident but the Tribunal giving undue weightage to the post mortem report has determined the age of the deceased at 35 years. The brief summary of the facts for deciding the present appeal are as under:
(2.) On 5.5.1995, Sh. Harvinder Kumar Malhotra, the deceased was travelling in taxi bearing registration No. MH-15B-1684 from Shirdi to Manmad and met with an accident with a truck bearing registration No. DIG -788 at Yeola, Manmad. He received fatal injuries and succumbed to the injuries received in the accident and died on the spot.
(3.) Mr. Pramod Ahuja, Counsel appearing for appellants contends that the brother of the deceased is settled in Canada and after resigning from his previous job, the deceased was about to join his brother at Canada where certainly he would have been employed at a better place and would have earned a better income than the previous one. Counsel thus, contends that the Tribunal ought to have taken into account the future prospects of the deceased. Counsel for the appellant further contends that in the post mortem report, the age of the deceased has been shown as 35 years, while in immigration papers, the age of the deceased is clearly shown as 32 years, Counsel thus, contends that the multiplier of 17 should have been applied after taking into account the age of the deceased at 32 years.;


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