Current Affairs 14 December

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   14 December 2016 Current Affairs
 
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Born child entitled to compensation from rape: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on 13 December 2016 ruled that a child born of rape is also entitled to compensation.

According to the court judgment amount will be isolated from the relief offered by the mother to the child.

The court's 14-year-old minor girl being raped by her stepfather while he heard the case under CrPC -357 A Comepenseshn victim is entitled to compensation under the scheme.

The accused was sentenced to life imprisonment and was directed to the government that the proposed compensation scheme to pay Rs 7.5 lakh to the victim.

Background:

The case is related to South Delhi. According to police, the girl's condition deteriorated when the mother took her to the hospital and found out that she is pregnant and the pregnancy had more than 20 weeks. Abortion was not possible in such a situation. In February 2014, she gave birth to a son. The girl stated that her father had raped her. The accused were arrested. The accused got the DNA of a child born. The trial court in 2015 sentenced the accused to life imprisonment. The victim sought compensation for the child.

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