NEW INDIA ASSURANCE CO.LTD. Vs. YADVALLI GANGADEVI
ANDHRA PRADESH STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
NEW INDIA ASSURANCE CO.LTD.
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C.P.SURESH, J. -
(1.) THE unsuccessful third opposite party in
O.P. No. 318/1995 on the file of the District Consumer Forum, East
Godavari at Kakinada, is the appellant before this Commission.
(2.) THE facts in brief are, the opposite party Nos. 1 and 2 have a tie -up with the third opposite party. The deceased Gopal, the brother of
the complainant, obtained an Endowment Policy bearing No. 09846921/910,
dated 15.2.1993 on an yearly premium of Rs. 3,600/ - through opposite
party Nos. 1 and 2. The complainant is the nominee under the policy.
Opposite party Nos. 1 and 2 have a tie -up with the third opposite party
Insurance Company covering the risk of the policy holder in the event of
death. The said Gopal went to Morbi in Gujarat State on a business trip
and was accidentally drowned in a swimming pool and died there on
29.7.1993. The death was intimated to the second opposite party and on his request the death certificate, post -mortem certificate, inquest
panchanama copies were sent for settlement of the claim and the third
opposite party through its letter dated 25.8.1994 requested the
complainant to send the FIR and the final investigation report. All the
records supplied by the police were sent to the opposite parties. The
third opposite party sent a repudiation letter without assigning any
reason. The complainant, thereupon, approached the District Forum.
(3.) THE first opposite party filed its written version admitting the issuance of Endowment Certificate and its tie -up with the third
opposite party and pleaded that it is for the third opposite party to
settle the claim and there is no deficiency in service on its part. The
second opposite party filed a memo adopting the counter of first opposite
The third opposite party filed its written version admitting the tie -up with the opposite party Nos. 1 and 2 and their liability to
pay the insured amount in case of death and disablement with personal
accident. It is further averred that though the complainant has sent some
documents, when they insisted for production of the FIR and the final
investigation report, she has failed to furnish the same and as the final
investigation report would show the exact cause of death and as it was
not furnished they have repudiated the policy.;
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