05 - 08 - 2021

Advocate death: HC directs state govt to give Rs 10 lakh compensation

Agartala, Jan 5,2020:  Death due to medical negligence, The High Court of Tripura, has directed the state government to give compensation of Rs 10 lakh to mother  of late advocate Bhaskar Debroy. The division bench of Chief Justice A K Khureshi and Justice S G Chatterjee gave the judgment   on Monday. In the interim judgment, the division directed the state government to give the compensation within two months.

On March 7, 2020   late advocate Bhaskar  Debroy was admitted in GB truma centre under critical condition. The family members alleged that nor the  hospital authority, firebrigade and West Agartala police station informed  them. He passed away the night admitted.

Advocates after his death alleged that he died due to negligence of doctors. Police station for not taking  FIR even  organized protest march and sat in dharna  at police station headquarters. Advocate Pulak Saha, registered a writ petition in High Court. In the writ petition it was mentioned that Bhaskar Debroy died due to negligence of treatment.

In the death audit report it was mentioned, the advocate had 17 injuries mark both  internally and externally. However, the hospital reported that he had no any kind of  injuries. In hospital no testing  was done and  basic  treatment  was   not  given. Senior advocate Pursohttam Ray Barman argued  and  demanded interim compensation for the nearest keen of the  late advocate. The hearing was done before the winter vacation of High Court.