In this case adjudicated by National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, it was held unequivocally that a murder is an accidental death from the perspective of the policy holder or accidental death insurance policy. Moreover ‘Murder’ was not specifically excepted in the policy.
It has granted Rs.20,00,000/- sum assured with 9% interest per annum from the date of repudiation along with cost of Rs.25,000/-. In addition, reasonable compensation of Rs.2,00,000/- shall also be paid by the insurance company to the nominees of the policy holder/deceased.
Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Co. Ltd. Vs Pawan Balram Mulchandani On 25 September, 2018
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