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DLSA Gives Haryana Gangrape Victim Rs-2L Cheque As Compensation; Offers Legal Aid

Akanksha Jain
17 Sep 2018 9:29 AM GMT
DLSA Gives Haryana Gangrape Victim Rs-2L Cheque As Compensation; Offers Legal Aid
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The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) has handed over a cheque of Rs. 2 lakh to the family of 19-year old CBSE class XII topper in Haryana who was gang-raped by local men, including a former student of her father, on Wednesday.

The cheque was handed over by Chief Judicial Magistrate and DLSA secretary Vivek Yadav under the Haryana Victim Compensation Scheme-2013.

Besides the compensation, a team of two advocates from the panel of District Legal Services Authority has been given responsibility for providing all assistance to the victim and her family.

Besides the legal assistance, the team would be counseling the victim.

This assistance will be given under the supervision of Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal of Punjab and Haryana High Court who is also the Executive Chairman Haryana State Legal Services Authority, Panchkula.

CJM Yadav said the financial assistance was to meet medical requirements and the team of advocates would be providing all other types of assistance to the survivor and family.

CJM Yadav informed that under Haryana Victim Compensation Scheme-2013, there is a provision for immediate interim relief to the victim. The remaining assistance is given after the decision of the case.

He said, “The family of the victim is passing through a major shock”, so he has assigned responsibility to the advocate panel for preparing all kinds of papers and the primary objective was to provide medical and legal aid to the victim.

The girl, a resident of Rewari district, was drugged and gang-raped on Wednesday following her abduction from a bus stop in Kanina, Mahendragarh, on her way to a coaching centre.

Her father claimed that she was raped by eight to 10 men.

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