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State Govt Will Have To Pay Compensation For Dog Bite, Know The Full News

State Govt Will Have To Pay Compensation For Dog Bite, Know The Full News

Haryana High Court Decision: For your information, let us tell you that the Punjab-Haryana High Court has ordered the state governments to pay compensation on the increasing cases of dog bites. These instructions were given by High Court Judge Vinod S. Bhardwaj's bench has disposed of 193 petitions.

The court said that dog bite cases have increased so much that people have had to go to court. Evaluation will be the sole responsibility of the state government.

The High Court has ordered the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to form committees to determine compensation in dog bite cases. These committees will be formed under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioners of the respective districts. These committees will have to investigate and give compensation within four months after receiving the application.

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High Court Justice Vinod S. Bhardwaj said that accidents and dog bite cases are increasing due to animals. That people have to go to court. He clearly said that the main responsibility of providing compensation to the victims would be on the state.

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The state will also have the right to recover it from defaulting agencies or private individuals. The alarming rate of stray animals on the roads and the increasing number of deaths is very worrying. It has started affecting human life. The bench said that the state should now shoulder the responsibility and share the burden.

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What will be the total amount of compensation?

The High Court decided that in case of dog bite, the victim will be given financial assistance of at least Rs 10,000. This amount will be given according to each tooth bitten by the dog on the person's body.

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If a dog scratches someone's flesh. So a minimum compensation of Rs 20 thousand will be given per 0.2 cm wound. In this regard, the High Court has also asked the police to register DDR on receiving the complaint.

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The High Court said that on receiving a complaint of an accident due to stray or wild animals coming in front of the vehicle, the SHO of the concerned police station will have to file a daily diary report without any delay. After this, the police officer will investigate the claims made regarding the case and record the statements of the witnesses.

An incident report will be made and a copy handed over to the claimant. The High Court asked the Director Generals of Police of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to give appropriate instructions to the officers regarding the guidelines made.

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Publish Date: November 20, 2023

Posted By Sunil

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