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Minor who was Victim of Electrocution to be Provided Artificial Limbs: P &H HC Directs State Government

Lawstreet Journal 7 Sep 2020 10:30pm

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In 2011, a boy named Raman, who was just 5 at that time lost both his arms and legs due to electrocution. 11KV sagging transmission line was passing over the roof of his house in Panipat. He came into contact with that line and suffered 100% disability because of the negligence of the authorities “Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN)”

An application was moved to the Punjab and Haryana High Court by Anil Malhotra, amicus curiae in this case in which he stated that it’s been a year now that the boy is without his artificial limbs. 

In 2016 myoelectric prostheses worth Rs. 50 lakh was given to Raman. Myoelectric prostheses are externally powered artificial limbs that one controls with the electrical signals generated naturally by his/her own muscles.

Amicus curiae further said that due to his physical growth the artificial limbs which were given to him do not fit him anymore. He also said that the authorities were not following the directions given by the court for the artificial limbs. He also stated that the artificial limbs were to be provided in 2021. 

The authorities who were at fault were asked to provide Raman compensation and artificial limbs in 2013 because the incident took place because of their negligence. 

But later in 2014, the matter went up to the Apex court. The court held that the authorities would pay Raman Rs. 60 lakh and artificial limbs. Out of 60 Lakh, 30 lakh would go into fixed deposit till he turns 21 and the rest… Continue Reading...


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