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Maharashtra to increase compensation for rape, acid attack survivors

Mumbai city news: The Maharashtra government has decided to increase the maximum compensation payable to rape and acid attack survivors from Rs3 to 5 lakh

mumbai Updated: Jul 02, 2017 10:28 IST
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Additional government pleader Hitendra Venegaonkar informed the division bench of justice RM Savant and justice Sadhana Jadhav that the government has decided to enhance the maximum amount of compensation being paid to rape and acid attack survivors under the Manodhairya Scheme.
Additional government pleader Hitendra Venegaonkar informed the division bench of justice RM Savant and justice Sadhana Jadhav that the government has decided to enhance the maximum amount of compensation being paid to rape and acid attack survivors under the Manodhairya Scheme.(HT)

The Maharashtra government has decided to increase the maximum compensation payable to rape and acid attack survivors from Rs3 to 5 lakh, the Bombay high court was told on Friday.

Additional government pleader Hitendra Venegaonkar informed the division bench of justice RM Savant and justice Sadhana Jadhav that the government has decided to enhance the maximum amount of compensation being paid to rape and acid attack survivors under the Manodhairya Scheme.

Venegaonkar was responding to a petition filed by a 14-year-old rape survivor. The minor’s petition said that although she was entitled to financial assistance, medical aid and counselling under Manodhairya scheme,she did not get any help.

The victim’s advocate objected to the cap of Rs5 lakh on the maximum amount of compensation being paid to rape and acid attack survivors on the ground that in a particular case the medical expenditure itself may cross Rs 5 lakh. The lawyer therefore urged the court to direct the government not to keep any cap of the amount of compensation.

The court has now posted the petition for further hearing after two weeks.