Shahdara Abduction, Assault: Delhi CM Announces Rs 10L Compensation for Survivor
The matter will be fast tracked in the court, CM Kejriwal also took to Twitter to write.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, 1 February, announced on Twitter that he had ordered a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the woman who was abducted, allegedly gang-raped, her head shaved and paraded on the streets in Delhi’s Shahdara district last week.
The matter will be fast tracked in the court, CM Kejriwal took to Twitter to write.
“I have ordered compensation of Rs 10 lakh for this daughter. Delhi government will make all efforts to get her justice. We are appointing a good lawyer for her case. We will also fast track the matter so that she gets justice as soon as possible," his tweet read.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, outsiders were not allowed to visit to the survivor's house. Speaking to The Quint, DCP (Shahdara) R Sathiyasundaram, said "We have restricted entry to maintain law and order."
Delhi Cabinet Minister Kailash Gahlot who met the family assured that they will aid in hiring the best lawyer and ensure "that the culprits can get strict punishment soon".
Swati Maliwal, Delhi Commission for Women stated that her team will support the family for the legal process.
The survivor's younger sister told The Quint that around 10 police personnel (men and women) were deployed outside their house and entry had been barred a few hours ago.
What Has Happened So Far?
12 people, including eight adult women, one man and three minor boys have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman in Delhi's Shahdara.
The woman was allegedly kidnapped, gang-raped, beaten up in Shahdara on 26 January. She was then paraded by the locals in the area, with her head shaven off, and face blackened.
A video of the woman being paraded, pushed, and slapped around was shared on social media by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal on 27 January, a day after the incident.
In the video, a crowd of mostly women is gathered around the 20-year-old, with young girls cheering them on as she is paraded. The woman was also made to wear a garland of slippers.
The Delhi Police had filed an FIR under IPC sections for gang-rape, kidnapping, illegal confinement, intimidation, and physical assault.
DCP (Shahdara) R Sathiyasundaram said that an auto used in abduction of the survivor was also recovered. A 10-member SIT under ACP rank officer has been formed for a speedy investigation of the crime.
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