Madras HC Rejects Plea from Murdered Techie’s Parents Seeking Rs 3 Crore Compensation

Final Up to date: September 23, 2022, 14:40 IST

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The writ petition filed beneath Article 226 of the Structure earlier than the Courtroom shouldn’t be the proper discussion board to order compensation, the decide stated and suggested the couple to method the suitable one having civil jurisdiction.

The Madras Excessive Courtroom has rejected a plea from the mother and father of S Swathi (24), a techie, who was murdered at a platform within the Nungambakkam railway station right here in 2016, in search of Rs 3 crore as compensation from the Southern Railway as a result of “sheer negligence” on the a part of the railway authorities.

Justice R Subramanian rejected the plea from Ok Santhanakrishnan and his spouse A Ranganayagi, made in November 2016, on Thursday.

The writ petition filed beneath Article 226 of the Structure earlier than the Courtroom shouldn’t be the proper discussion board to order compensation, the decide stated and suggested the couple to method the suitable one having civil jurisdiction.

The slain lady’s mother and father contended the homicide of their younger blossoming daughter occurred at a crowded place in day mild. It could have been averted if the railway authorities, together with the Railway Safety Power (RPF), who had been obligation certain to offer safety to the passengers, had acted in a diligent method.

The sheer negligence on their half, had emboldened the assailant(s) to homicide their daughter. So, the Southern Railway is certain to pay the compensation, they additional contended.

Swathi was murdered on the busy Nungambakkam railway station, sending shock waves throughout the state. The person accused of killing her later allegedly died of suicide in jail.

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