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UP to bear treatment cost of gangrape victim; offers jobs

IANS  Lucknow, December 19, 2012
First Published: 17:03 IST(19/12/2012) | Last Updated: 17:09 IST(19/12/2012)

Uttar Pradesh would bear the medical expenses of the woman who was gangraped in a moving bus in New Delhi Sunday night and will give a government job to her, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said here Wednesday.


In a statement, the chief minister said he was pained at the barbaric act and said the state government would not only bear her medical expenses but it would also give jobs to both the young woman and her male friend, who was with her when the dastardly act was committed.

The young woman, who belongs to Ballia in Uttar Pradesh, was interning at a hospital in Delhi for some months. She lives in Mahavir Enclave in west Delhi.

Seeking early justice for the victim, Yadav said the need of the hour was to stand with her and to also ensure that such incidents do not recur in future.

The woman, gangraped by half-a-dozen men in a moving bus in New Delhi Sunday night, is now battling for life in Delhi's Safdarjung hospital.

The men also tortured her before dumping her on the road. Her male friend was also thrashed and thrown out of the bus along with her.

Five people have so far been arrested for the crime.

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