Delhi rape: 15L compensation, job for 1 member of family

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 11:32 hrs

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday announced a compensation of Rs 15 lakh and a job to one of the family members of the Dec 16 gang-rape victim.

"Keeping in view the extremely exceptional circumstances and barbaric nature of the crime, the cabinet decided to sanction an amount of Rs 15 lakh to the surviving members of the victim," said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in a statement.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting, where it was also decided to offer a job to one of the rape victim's family members, said an official.

The woman was brutally raped on Dec 16 and died on Saturday in Singapore. She was cremated here on Sunday morning.

Her death left the nation in a state of mourning and churning as the collective anger of people found new expressions in clamour for change and justice.

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