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High Court awards Rs 20 lakh
compensation to rape victim

March 07, 2003 00:12 IST

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday awarded a compensation of Rs two million (Rs 20 lakh) to a woman who was gang-raped by her own husband and his friends.

The petitioner had accused her husband Vikram and his three friends of picking her up from the Rewari bus stand (in Haryana) on December 21, 1998, drugging and then raping her at village Chubera.

When people gathered at the spot,she was throwninto a car and taken to another spot where three others were also present.

The petitioner was then beaten with belts, kicked and repeatedly raped by allseven persons.

Additional District Judge (ADJ), Rewari had convicted all the seven. The order wasupheld by a division bench of the high court, but no compensation was awarded to the victim.

The petitioner then moved a writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana high court seeking compensation. The HC, in an interim order, had directed each accused to deposit Rs 15,000.

On Thursday, a division bench comprising Justice G S Singhvi and Justice S S Grewal directed the victim's husband to pay an additional Rs 400,000 and the other accused Rs 250,000 each to the victim.

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Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: Compensation fr rape victim

I Praise the lady for having courage of coming to court and fighting her case.I also appreciate the Justice given in this case. ...

Posted by jaswinder k mann

Sub: I appreciate the judgement!

I really do appreciate the judgement regarding the said case and hope it will be a lesson to the cases related to it. Three cheers ...

Posted by Syed Kamran Hasan

Sub: 20 lakh compensation to rape victim

It's really DISGUSTING to hear that someone's own better half could do such an evil act. and that too the sentence is just 7 yrs. ...

Posted by uvais

Sub: re: 20 lakh compensation to rape victim

That is it! Just monetary compensation? No Jail Time for these slime balls? I think Indian justice system has long ways to go. The message ...

Posted by k



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