Amritsar, July 30
A local court has ordered the attachment of the property of the PSPCL’s circle office near Hall gate for failing to compensate the family of a minor, who had sustained severe burn injuries in 2011. The court has asked the bailiff to report to the court on August 1 after attaching the office.
The court had earlier ordered the power body to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation to Diya. It was to be paid within two months, but the corporation failed.
Diya had sustained serious burn injuries on her hand when she accidentally fell on a high voltage wire passing along her rooftop in 2011. She was three-year-old at that time and had sustained around 55 per cent burn injuries.
Her family had approached the court of District and Sessions Judge demanding compensation of Rs 50 lakh. They had maintained that a huge amount of money was spent on her treatment. The Powercom authorities had also appealed to the sessions court against the decision.
Raman Kumar, father of the victim, said high voltage wires dangling near the rooftop of his house The incident occurred when she slipped and fell on the wire. Doctors had to perform five surgeries to save her hand. He had to borrow money from his friends and relatives for her treatment, he said.
Following this, he had filed a petition in the court against the PSPCL authorities, including chairman, SDO and an executive engineer.
The family is hopeful that the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited will release the compensation obeying the court orders.
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