On December 2 last year, the 68-year-old Mrs. Yang went to the Dongpu Comprehensive Market in Yuecheng District, Shaoxing City to buy vegetables. She was suddenly pulled by a fish stall owner in the market. She suspected that she had stolen a soft-shelled turtle from the stall the day before, causing a dispute. . Although the surveillance confirmed that there was someone else who stole the turtle, Mrs. Yang passed out on the spot, and eventually the treatment failed and passed away.
After the incident, Mrs. Yang’s family took the stall owner and the market party to court, demanding a joint compensation of more than 2 million yuan. On the morning of the 21st, the Yuecheng District People’s Court opened a court session to hear the case.
At around 8 o’clock in the morning on the 21st, Mrs. Yang’s son Gao Shan came to the gate of the court and told reporters the reason for the prosecution. “After my mother fainted, she was rescued in the hospital for 8 days. With organ failure, she finally did not hold on.” Gao Shan said, “My mother has always been in good health. This kind of accident has dealt a huge blow to our family. And after the incident, the stall owner did not show any goodwill behavior, which made us more chilled before choosing to litigate.”
It is understood that Mrs. Yang’s family sued three defendants. The first and second defendants were owners of aquatic products and were husband and wife. The third defendant, Shaoxing Market Development Co., Ltd., the legal entity of Dongpu Comprehensive Market, filed a lawsuit. The compensation claim of more than 2 million yuan, including medical expenses, death compensation, reputation loss, and mental loss relief, was required to be shared by the three defendants.
The reporter saw from the indictment that the plaintiff believed that the first and second defendants fabricated facts and framed the victim in public for stealing turtle turtles in public places such as the vegetable market, resulting in the death of the victim from subarachnoid hemorrhage and causing serious damage to the victim’s family. Economic losses should be compensated; Dongpu Comprehensive Market is a market owned by the third defendant. As the market manager, it did not take active measures for the occurrence of the incident, which led to the occurrence and expansion of the incident, and it should be liable for supplementary compensation.
The plaintiff’s attorney Wang Yonggang said that this is a typical civil tort. The infringer’s tort has caused serious consequences of death. As the victim’s family, he is now suing the court and demanding the infringer to bear the corresponding compensation liability.
The reporter learned that none of the three defendants were present at the court hearing, only the attorney represented. Li Wei, the attorney representing the first and second defendants, said that he had already expressed his opinion in court and it was not convenient for interviews. It is reported that the court will choose a date to pronounce a verdict on this case.