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Bombay High Court “Shocked” after woman who fought tiger and won bravery certificate awarded pittance in Compensation

The Bombay High Court recently expressed shock over the scanty compensation awarded to a woman who risked her life and saved her family from a tiger attack. This incident took place in 2013, when the woman, who belongs to a village in Maharashtra, was attacked by a tiger when she ventured out into the forest for the collection of firewood along with her sister-in-law. She bravely fought off the big cat with a stick and prevented it from attacking her sister-in-law.

She suffered injuries in the process and had to be hospitalised for a week. The woman was awarded a bravery certificate by the government for her exceptional courage in standing up to the tiger and saving her sister-in-law. However, the compensation awarded to her was a mere sum of Rs. 10,000.

However, when this case was brought before the high court of Bombay, her award was increased to 1 lakh rupees.

Awarded with the Best Delegate award by the Haryana Government and interned under the supreme court bar association’s vice president in the first year of his college. Also worked in the fraud prevention policy of a legal service platform ‘Lark’. Ansh is a quick learner, M&A, IP Law and Taxation enthusiast.



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