Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday announce to give Rs 25 lakh to a minor girl as compensation six years after she was brutally raped.
The victim will get the compensation as fixed deposit of Rs 3.5 lakh (encashable when she turns 22) in the name of the survivor for pursuing a professional career, fixed deposit of Rs 5 lakh (encashable when she turns 18) towards her higher education, fixed deposit of Rs 5 lakh.
The compensation provided by the DCW also includes deposit of Rs 2 lakh with a quarterly limit on withdrawal of Rs 7,150, deposit of Rs 4 lakh with a monthly limit on withdrawal, Rs 11 lakh in the account of the survivor towards medical requirements, Rs 5.4 lakh with a monthly limit on withdrawal in her account for pursuing her interests in dance, English and other co-curricular activities.
The state women commission had earlier asked the Juvenile Justice Board, a few months back to take measures to rehabilitate the victim who was subjected to the heinous crime and murder attempt when she was only five-years-old.
According to reports the minor was found bleeding by the police in a park in north-west Delhi in March 2011. The victim then had told the police that a man had abducted her while she was playing in front of her house. She was attacked with bricks before being raped.
A statement said, “The commission conducted a detailed exercise to assess the financial, medical and other needs of the survivor and her family in order to ascertain the suitable amount of compensation."
According to women commission the victim’s father is a rickshaw puller who earns only Rs 300 a day and her mother is a housewife. The survivor has expressed her desire to become a doctor.
The commission has also stated that the victim’s wound were so severe that she she needed a long term treatment and counselling.
The commission further added, "In the particular case, the survivor's family belongs
to the most destitute section of society and is simply financially incapable of ensuring that her particular needs are met.”
DCW further said, “It is therefore responsibility of the state to ensure the welfare of this child, whom the state was not able to protect from the heinous crime of sexual assault," DCW said.
(With PTI inputs)