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Accident case: tribunal rejects claim petition

PANAJI: Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Panaji, has rejected a claim petition. In nutshell, it was the contention of the claimants – parents that their deceased son met with an accident on May 4, 2010 at Campal, Panaji. At that time, the deceased was riding motorcycle which met with an accident with the minibus and he sustained grievous injuries and succumbed to it.

The tribunal said that record clearly shows that though deceased met with vehicular accident, the offending vehicle and its details are not at all collected by the concerned investigating


There is no eyewitness to the said accident which has been examined in the matter.

By way of petition, filed under Section 166 of the Motor Vehicles Act, claimants being the parents of the deceased who died during motor vehicular accident on May 7, 2010 at GMC, Bambolim while undergoing treatment had claimed a compensation to the tune of Rs 15,00,000.

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