Women’s association demands Rs 1 cr compensation for Moga victim’s family

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 04, 2015 21:45 IST

The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) on Monday demanded a minimum of Rs 1 crore compensation for the family of the 13-year-old who died after she was molested and pushed off a bus in Moga.

They also demanded that Shinder Kaur, the mother of the victim, be given proper medical treatment by the Punjab government and that FIRs be immediately registered against owners and management of Orbit transport company, which is owned Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, a release said here.

The 13-year-old was cremated on Sunday evening at her native village in Moga. Buses of the Orbit transport company were taken off the road across Punjab on Saturday following orders from Sukhbir Badal.

AIDWA general secretary Jagmati Sangwan, who led a delegation to the house of the victim, said strict norms to ensure the security of women should be put in place for private transport operators immediately and immediate penal action be taken against those who failed to ensure safety and security of women in their vehicles.

The delegation met the family of the girl, including her father Sukhdev Singh and aunt Kirandeep.

Earlier, Sangwan also addressed the people who have been staging a continuing protest outside the hospital where Shinder Kaur is undergoing treatment. Kaur was badly injured when she and her daughter were thrown out of the moving bus.

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