An Indian woman who was injured in a workplace accident has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, claiming she was subjected to a “false narrative” and “false claims of negligence” by the lawyer who took the case against her.
In her complaint filed in the Bombay High Court on Monday, Sangeeta Thakur said her case against lawyer Jayanthi Parekh, a member of the Bombay Industrial Tribunal, was based on “a lie and an intentional deception” that she had been involved in an accident at a workplace that left her with permanent brain damage.
The plaintiff, who is also known as the “Casey Anthony” of Indian legal circles, alleges that she was “hijacked” by Parek, who has been appointed by the tribunal to represent her on the basis of her “claims”.
The case has sparked intense speculation in India, with critics questioning the credibility of the woman’s claims and questioning the validity of Parekgal’s appointment.
The lawyer is accused of deliberately misleading the plaintiff in a series of letters he wrote to her, including one in which he claimed she had “suddenly lost consciousness” and was “in the process of being transferred from my office to a different one”.
Thakura claims that she and her colleague at the Tata Steel plant in Mumbai, Rajiv Rana, were working together at around 11.15pm on February 15, 2011 when a blast occurred at the plant’s steel mill, damaging the plant machinery.
Thakuri said Parekm, who was working with her and Rana on the incident, sent her a series to check on the condition of her colleagues and then to “ask us to leave the building”.
In her letters, she alleges that Parekkas assistant told her the blast had happened while she was working in a separate room and that she would be transferred “to a different room”.
The assistant later claimed she was sent to another room and “came out of there without her suit” and later returned to the plant.
Thaki also claimed that Pares “was not present in the room” when she arrived to find Rana there.
According to Thakurs complaint, Pareksh then said: “If you come here with your suit, then I will take care of you”.
The complaint further alleges that the two allegedly did not tell Thakurus family members about the incident until the following day.
The suit also alleges that Thakurai’s injuries were caused by Pares negligence in “excessively placing the injured woman on a ladder to the outside”.
In an interview with The Hindu, PAREK, who now lives in the US, denied the claims.
“I have no idea about the allegations levelled by Sangeetah and Rajiv Thakurovs complaint,” PAREKS lawyer Rakesh Kumar told The Hindu.
I will fight it. “
The matter is completely out of my hands.
I will fight it.
I have no interest in the case.”
PAREkh has repeatedly denied Thakuru’s allegations, including a claim that she “seduced” the woman by posing as her boyfriend, claiming that she never told him about the accident until after it occurred.
In a statement to The Hindu on Tuesday, Paringkh said the allegations against him “are entirely untrue”.
“The allegation that Sangeetha took me to a room without my suit is absolutely false,” he said.
“This is a lie.
I never did anything like that.”