Tripura HC awards Rs 10 lakh compensation to victim’s family for medical negligence



The Tripura High Court, on Monday, ordered Rs. 10 lakh to be paid as compensation to the mother of a lawyer who lost his life last year because of alleged medical negligence.

Advocate Bhaskar Debroy died at AGMC) hospital on March 7, 2020.

On March 6, he had met with an accident and fire service staff brought him to AGMC hospital where succumbed to his injuries the next day.

According to the allegations, Deb died because of medical negligence.

The state government formed an investigation team of four specialist doctors who submitted their report. After getting the report, the state government took action against the two accused doctors.

Dr Ronit Das, a contractual doctor of the health department, was served the termination letter.

Advocate Pulak Saha filed a PIL in the Tripura High Court regarding the lawyer’s death and alleged medical negligence.

Speaking to media persons, Advocate Purushottam Roy Barman said, “Nobody in police nor hospital had performed their responsibilities to help the critically injured lawyer Bhaskar Debroy. The NCC police station initially refused to register an FIR filed by lawyer Pulak Saha hence the lawyers got an order from the high court and an FIR was finally registered.”

He also said the state government formed a death audit team and according to the findings, the young advocate had died because of medical negligence.

The division bench of Tripura High Court, on January 4, comprising Chief Justice Ak Kureshi and Justice S G Chottopadhaya, pronounced the verdict and ordered that the state government compensate Rs. 10 lakh to the deceased advocate’s mother.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)