Madras High Court invokes no fault liability principle to grant ₹5 lakh compensation to kin of man who died after falling into pit on public road

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court said that the deceased was entitled to use the public road and ride his two wheeler.
Justice GR Swaminathan (L), Madurai Bench of Madras High Court (R)
Justice GR Swaminathan (L), Madurai Bench of Madras High Court (R)

The Madras High Court recently awarded a compensation of ₹5 lakh to the kin of a man who died after falling into a pit dug on a road for construction work that was being carried out by the government [N Annamalai v The Union of India ].

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