Paraplegic Woman to Get Compensation

Published: 25th June 2014 08:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2014 08:03 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A court here has ordered attachment of office equipment of the TNSTC, to compensate a city woman who was rendered paraplegic by an accident caused by rash driving of one its drivers in 2008.

Thenmozhi, then 30, was pregnant. She was sitting on the rear seat of a private bus that she had boarded from Chennai to Bangalore on July 20, 2008. The driver had parked the bus along the road to attend to a flat tyre when the TNSTC bus rammed it from behind. Thenmozhi suffered severe  injuries and was rendered paralysed from the waist below. She also had to terminate her pregnancy.

The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal had on April 30, 2013, directed the TNSTC to pay `57.9 lakh as compensation to Thenmozhi within two months. The court held that she had lost her motherhood permanently and was dependent on others.

As the transport corporation failed to pay the compensation even a year after the deadline, Thenmozhi filed an execution petition.

When the petition came up for hearing, judge allowed it and her counsel to attach 240 computers, 200 ACs, 400 tables, 400 cupboards, 400 chairs and 170 fans of the transport corporation.

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