RAMAN Vs. UTTAR HARYANA BIJLI VITRAN NIGAM LTD

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION

CIVIL APPEAL NO.11466 OF 2014

(Arising out of SLP(C) NO. 8113 OF 2014)

RAMAN ………APPELLANT

Vs.

UTTAR HARYANA BIJLI VITRAN NIGAM LTD.& ORS. ………RESPONDENTS

 

The appellant, a four year old boy was electrocuted on 03.11.2011 by coming in direct contact with the naked electric wire lying open on the roof of his house. Immediately after the incident, the boy was taken for first aid to a nearby R.M. Anand Hospital in Panipat, Haryana from where he was referred to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak. The final treatment was given at Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, where the doctors left with no other option but to carry out triple amputation by removing both his arms upto arm pit and left leg up to knee as the grievous injuries suffered were not curable. On 08.02.2012, the disability certificate was issued to the appellant certifying to be 100% permanent disability. It is stated on behalf of the appellant that prior to this tragic incident, on 16.08.2011 the appellant’s father along with other neighbours had approached the SDO, Chhajpur, Panipat i.e. respondent No. 3 through are presentation, to remove the iron angle from the vicinity of the residential area, as it endangers the life of around 40 to 60 families which is densely populated. But no action was taken by him. The appellant approached the High Court by filing a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India seeking for an award of compensation from the respondents on account of the negligence on the part of the respondents which resulted in the tragic electric shock leading to triple amputation of the appellant….read more