SC seeks Centre’s reply on compensating 10-yr-old rape victim
By Team Legistify / 2017-08-20

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The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the Chandigarh administration to respond to a plea seeking Rs 10 lakh compensation for a 10-year-old rape victim, who delivered a baby yesterday.

The minor girl, whose plea seeking permission to undergo termination of pregnancy was earlier turned down by the apex court following a medical report, yesterday delivered a baby at a government hospital at Chandigarh.

The top court was informed that the authorities in Chandigarh were insisting that compensation would be granted to her only after a charge sheet was filed in the case.

“That is no answer … What they say is absurd. We will issue notice to the Chandigarh administration also,” a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said.

Senior advocate Indira Jaising, who mentioned the matter before the court, argued that the law mandates compensation of Rs three lakh in such cases, but the apex court had passed a judgement yesterday awarding Rs 10 lakh compensation to a rape victim whose plea for abortion was turned down.

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