2. The accident dated 04th May, 2003 resulted in the death of
Sangeeta. The deceased was aged 45 years at the time of the accident
and was survived by her husband and son who filed the claim petition
before the Claims Tribunal.
3. The deceased, M.A., B. Ed., was working as a tutor earning
Rs.80,750/- per annum as per the Income Tax Return for the year
2000-01. The Claims Tribunal took the income of the deceased as
Rs.6,000/- per month, deducted 1/3rd towards personal expenses and
applied the multiplier of 13 to compute the loss of dependency as
Rs.6,24,000/-. The Claims Tribunal awarded Rs.10,000/- towards
transportation of dead body, Rs.10,000/- towards loss of consortium,
Rs.10,000/- towards loss of estate and Rs.10,000/- towards funeral
expenses. Total compensation awarded is Rs.6,64,000/- along with
interest @ 7.5% per annum.
Source: Indian Kanoon