Observing that merely the absence of a ticket from a victim’s body will not disentitle his family from claiming the compensation, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Railway to release an amount of Rs 4 lakh to a Himachal Pradesh woman whose husband had died after coming under a train between Kalka and Chandimandir in May 2008.
The Chandigarh bench of the Railways Claims Tribunal had earlier rejected the claim of Suman Sharma in 2011 after holding that the victim, Rajinder, was not a bonafide passenger.
The Railway had pleaded that there was no account of the victim’s train journey, adding he had died due to a “self-inflicted injury” and his own “criminal act” of standing at the gate of the compartment of a moving train. Read More
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