NEW INDIA ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED Vs. ANANDA MOYEE DIKPATI
HIGH COURT OF CALCUTTA
NEW INDIA ASSURANCE CO. LTD.
ANANDA MOYEE DIKPATI
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S.P.Talukdar, J. -
(1.)The present appealis directed against the judgment and award passed on 23.6.1998 by learned Special Court-cum-M.A.C. Tribunal, Burdwan, in M.A.C.C. No. 24/205 of 1998.827
(2.)The relevant facts of the petitioners case may briefly be stated as follows: One Satyaprasanna Dikpati, employee of Burdwan University, since deceased, while returning home on his scooter along G.T. Road on 1.5.1996 was knocked down by a bus No. WMH 59 at about 9 a.m. at Badamtala. As a result, he suffered instant death. He had an income of Rs. 6,400 per month as his salary. As a result of such accidental death, the petitioners who are his family members were put into terrible financial hardship. Such an accident took place due to rash and negligent driving of the said bus bearing No. WMH 59.
(3.)National Insurance Co. Ltd., as the insurer of the said bus, contested the case by filing written statement wherein all the material allegations made by petitioners had been denied. The said company further stated that the claim of the petitioners was excessive.
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