Haryana Legal Services Authority Gives Immediate Assistance To Mentally Challenged Sexual Abuse Survivor
In a shocking incident, a mentally-challenged minor girl was allegedly sexually abused by a teenager in a colony at Yamuna Nagar. Taking notice of this incident the Justice Mr. Rajan Gupta, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court-cum-Executive Chairperson, HALSA immediately issued directions to District Legal Services Authority, Yamuna Nagar to contact the...
Taking notice of this incident the Justice Mr. Rajan Gupta, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court-cum-Executive Chairperson, HALSA immediately issued directions to District Legal Services Authority, Yamuna Nagar to contact the family members and provide necessary assistance in shape of medical assistance, socio legal counseling and interim compensation for rehabilitation of the victim.
The girl was 6 months pregnant and on counseling of the girl and family members, she disclosed name of her alleged abuser. The accused child-in-conflict with law has been sent to Place of Safety at Karnal.
On directions, the Ld. Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary-cum-Secretary, DLSA Yamuna Nagar, provided due socio legal counseling by deputing panel advocates and medical team of Chief Medical Officer, Yamuna Nagar. Required medical help was provided for the well being of victim.
Due counseling was provided. A panel advocate was also appointed to assist girl and her family members to seek interim compensation.
On application by victim through panel advocate provided by DLSA Yamuna Nagar, an interim compensation amounting to Rs. 70,000/- (Rs. 50,000/- for immediate rehabilitation and Rs. 20,000/- for medical expenses) has been awarded to the victim by Ld. Secretary, DLSA Yamuna Nagar.
That apart keeping in view the sensitivity of the crime and to avoid such happening in future Executive Chairperson, Haryana State legal Services Authority issued following directions to all the Ld. Chairpersons & Secretaries, District Legal Services Authorities in the State of Haryana: