A young worker, aged 22years, electrocuted while working on the roof of harvest combine as he touched high voltage wires. The combine was harvesting and the worker was cleaning some parts of combine standing at its roof while he lost the sight of high voltage wires crossing over the fields at height of some 5-6 meters, which suggests negligence on part of electricity board as this height coincides with the normal height of combines.
Accident occurred in October this year in
The combine is insured. The combine owner has paid some amount in the agreement with family members of deceased. A FIR was registered but the matter hushed up u/s 174 Cr.P.C. Post-mortem report shows electrocution. Afterwards, representations to board and police have been made for negligence on the part of board.
Now, how to claim compensation from electricity board? Motor vehicle accident claim, workman compensation claim or suit for damages?