Electrocution: High Court Orders J&K Admin To Pay Over Rs 24 Lakh Compensation To Victim’s Family

Electrocution: High Court Orders J&K Admin To Pay Over Rs 24 Lakh Compensation To Victim’s Family

Case: Saleema Begum & Ors Vs State of J&K

Coram: Justice Moksha Kazmi

Case No.: OWP no. 1042/2014

Court Observation: “The respondents being the managers of the electric supply of the area were duty bound in law to ensure that the requisite measures are in place to prevent the leakage, loss of such energy or to see that the wire snapped would not remain live on the road to endanger the lives of the people,”

“It cannot be said that the respondents (authorities concerned) were not liable to maintain the electric supply lines of the area and take good care of any unforeseen situation that may result in damage to human life and property,”

“The authorities need to think out of the box to find solutions to unforeseen situations. They cannot afford to be mechanical in an era that is witnessing a tremendous industrial and technological advancement which increases the number of hazardous and inherently dangerous activities,”

“More number of such activities demand equally more advanced measures in place to prevent mishaps as the hazardous activities should always be carried out by its managers at their own peril.”

“Thus, the total loss of dependency of the petitioners (family) will be Rs 23,40,000. Besides the loss of dependency, the petitioners will be entitled to Rs 15000 for the loss of estate, Rs. 40,000 for the loss of consortium, Rs 20,000 as cost of litigation, and Rs 15000 on account of funeral expenses,”

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