TORT

Tort – Damages – Death caused by a monkey  - Deceased 18 years of age  - Employed with a private employer but since no evidence has been brought on record about his monthly income, therefore, being an able bodied person of 18 years of age, the monthly income of the deceased is being assessed @ Rs. 10,000/- per month  - After deducting 1/3rd thereof for personal necessity of the deceased, it comes to Rs. 6,666/- per month and Rs. 6,666x12=Rs. 79,992/- per year - Multiplier keeping in view the age of the deceased 17 applied  - Total compensation awarded Rs. 13,59,864/-. (2018-2) PUNJAB LAW REPORTER

 

Tort – Damages – Death caused by a monkey who had thrown a big stone/concrete slab on the head of the deceased – Chandigarh Municipal Corporation held liable – Since the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has disputed its liability to pay the compensation and has tried to shift the same upon Department of Forests and Wildlife, U.T. Chandigarh it may settle this dispute later on with respondent - department.   (2018-2) PUNJAB LAW REPORTER