Published On : Tue, Oct 16th, 2012

Father to receive compensation for son’s death after 26 years.

Nagpur News: Mumbai High court’s Nagpur bench directed the District Sainik Welfare Officer (DSWO)  that writ petitioner and ex-defense worker Baburao Sukhdeve should be given compensation and other monetary accruals of his adopted son Late. Ashok by 10 December. Baburao Sukhdeve was working with the Ambazari Ordinance Factory for 34 years. On August 30 2003, he retired from the post of a Medical Assistant from the factory’s Defence Hospital. In 1978, his nephew Ashok worked as a Trainee Signal Driver for 6 months in Goa.  He was then transferred to Kolkata. He also worked in Pune and Ahmedabad. As Ashok’s parents were no longer alive, his uncle Baburao Sukhdeve in 1986 adopted him. Ashok was the only support to Baburao in his old age. On June 15, Baburao got a message on wireless saying that his adopted son Ashok died in an accident. Baburao and his wife on getting the message immediately rushed to Ahmedabad. They were told that Ashok while checking the Jeep’s tube slipped and fell on the Fire Brigade tank and died instantly. Upon reaching Ahmedabad, Ashok’s body was not handed over to Baburao as the authorities had already cremated the body on the banks of Sabarmati river. According to the petitioner, Ashok had lost his life while at work. Hence according to the fifth pay commission 5 Lakhs and according to the sixth pay commission 10 Lakhs should be given as compensation. Baburao has been requesting compensation since the last 26 years but he has only received Rs. 88,000 till date. Advocate R.N Patil and M. R. Patil represented Baburao Sukhdeve.