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Rs 3 lakh aid to kin of minor killed in police custody in HP

Press Trust of India  |  Dharamsala 

The has announced an assistance of Rs 3 lakh for the next of the kin of a minor who was killed in the police custody in the rape-and-case of a girl in

announced the aid while replying to the discussion on motion of thanks on Governor's address to the legislative assembly.

The 16-year-old girl had gone missing in Halila in area of district on July 4 last year and her bare body was recovered on July 6.

After the postmortem report confirmed rape and murder, a case was registered and following public outcry, a Special Investigation team was constituted which arrested six persons.

One of the six accused in the case died in police custody and eight police officers, including an IG-rank officer, were arrested by the in connection with the custodial death.

Thakur said the public's on the had gone down in the previous government's rule.

"This shall rebuild that trust," he said.

Thakur said times have changed and the voters now want results instead of false promises.

The charged the former of under-spending funds to provide employment for youth.

"Only Rs 7 crore was spent by the last rule on 20,000 youth under the employment allowance scheme. However, it had to provide employment to as many as 12 lakh youth," Thakur said, adding that providing employment to such a large number of youth was difficult but not impossible.

"The new government would ensure employment by self employment and by creations of jobs in public and private sector," he said.

The said his government would speed up all the major projects in the state.

He said he would rid the state of mafia and corruption of all kinds.

"For this, my government shall require assistance and suggestions from the members of opposition also," he said.

The house unanimously approved the motion of thanks to Governor's address with voice vote.

The house stands adjourned sine die.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:30 IST