Family of man who died by suicide seeks compensation of Rs 100 crore from Italy

Kochi, July 10

The household of a person who died by suicide has claimed that he was on a fishing boat that got here below hearth from Italian marines eight years in the past when he was 14 years previous and has appealed to the Centre to get Rs 100 crore compensation from that nation.

After witnessing the firing by the marines from oil tanker “Enrica Lexie”, which killed two fishermen on February 15, 2012 off the Kerala coast, Prijin A was terrified and had sustained some minor accidents, the household claimed in its July 6 plea addressed to the Union Cabinet Secretary.

They mentioned Prijin grew to become very disturbed and subsequently fell into despair and ultimately ended his life in July final 12 months.

According to the household, hailing from Kanjampuram in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, Prijin was a sufferer of the Enrica Lexie incident.

The eight member household, comprising Prijin’s 59-year previous mom and sisters, appealed to the Centre to take steps to acquire compensation “for the violation done against him” from Italy below the phrases of the findings of an Arbitral Tribunal constituted below the UN Convention on The Law of The Sea.

Prijin was “not provided the protection entitlements of being a child aged 14 years as per international child rights law and Indian Constitution by the Republic of India and Republic of Italy”, the household mentioned of their petition to the Secretary, submitted by way of an advocate engaged by them.

He was engaged as a crew member onboard the fishing vessel “St Antony” by its proprietor Fredy in order to assist different fishermen and in addition for cooking.

After the incident, he was rushed to the shore in one other Indian fishing boat, the household mentioned.

On reaching the Kerala coast, Prijin, as directed by the boat proprietor, went to his home.

Thereafter he appeared very disturbed with out having correct sleep and used to hurriedly get up and in addition shout whereas asleep.

Fredy had visited Prijin a number of occasions and warranted that vital measures had been being taken for getting justice for him, the household claimed.

There was neither medical help nor psychological counselling to the kid, who had witnessed “cold-blooded murder” of Ajeesh Pink, (additionally his pal and neighbour) and one other fisherman, Jelastine.

The transfer by the household has come almost per week after the Hague-headquartered Permanent Court of Arbitration Tribunal upheld the conduct of the Indian authorities within the Enrica Lexie case, wherein the marines had been accused of killing two Indian fishermen.

While stating that India was entitled to get compensation within the case, the tribunal had held that the marines can’t be prosecuted as a result of official immunity loved by them.

The counsel for the household mentioned the compensation quantity claimed by his purchasers is “by keeping liberty to approach appropriate forum (domestic and international) for the gross violation of natural justice and international human rights law done against Prijin,” and the household’s “is reasonably calculated as Rs 100 crore.” PTI


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