Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the family of the nine-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and murdered in Delhi. CM Announces 10 Lakh Ex Gratia & Magisterial Inquiry
New Delhi, India, August 4: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the family of the 9-year-old girl who was allegedly raped, murdered, and forcibly cremated in Delhi’s Old Nangal crematorium. Meeting the family members of the victim, the Delhi CM assured his government’s support in their fight for justice.
Kejriwal said, “I met her parents. Their loss can’t be compensated for but the Delhi govt will provide them Rs 10 Lakhs ex gratia. We’ll order magisterial inquiry and appoint top lawyers so that culprits get strict punishment.”
Kejriwal also shed light on the increasing cases of violence and rapes in the national capital and requested the Centre government to provide help in managing the law and order in Delhi.
The minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by a priest and three other men in the Cantonment area of the national capital on August 1, triggering widespread outrage across the country.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also met the victim’s family.
“I spoke with the family… they want justice and nothing else. They’re saying justice is not being given to them and that they should be helped. We will do that. I said ‘I am standing with you. Rahul Gandhi is standing with them until they get justice’,” Gandhi told .
“Dalit’s child is also the nation’s daughter,” he tweeted in Hindi with the screenshot of a news report of the incident.
On August 2, Police arrested four suspects including the priest after the victim’s mother identified them. The accused have been charged under sections 376 (rape), 302 (murder), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 204 (destruction of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under the relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the SC/ST Act