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J&K Legal Services Authority grants Rs 2 lakh assistance to Kathua rape victim's family

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The and Kashmir Legal Services Authority (LSA) today decided to grant a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to the family of the victim in the rape and murder case.

The patron-in-chief of the J&K LSA, Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, who is also the organisation's executive has approved a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to be granted to the legal heirs of the victim in rape case, an official said.

The body of a girl, from the Bakerwal community, was recovered from a forest on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses.

On January 23, the government had handed over the case to the crime branch of the which formed a Special Investigation Team and arrested eight people in connection with the case.

The trial in the case began yesterday.

Meanwhile,in another case of district, compensation as recommended by the of the to the tune of Rs 3 lakh was also approved, the said.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 20:50 IST