Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced to provide financial aid of Rs 10 lakh to a minor survivor of rape who is currently admitted in Safdarjung hospital. The young girl was allegedly raped on June 2 in the Dwarka area of New Delhi. Kejriwal along with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia visited the girl and her family in the hospital when he announced the financial assistance and legal help to her.

“The Delhi government will give financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the family. It will also arrange for the best lawyer required to bring the culprits to book,” the chief minister said after meeting the girl and her family, TNIE reported.

“The Delhi government will give financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the family. It will also arrange for the best lawyer required to bring the culprits to book”

CCTV camera footage led the police to arrest a 24-year-old man in connection with the alleged rape case. He was last seen with the girl as the girl and her older brother playing in the area where their family stayed. The brother told the police that they were playing together when the man came and stood next to them for some time. He said that the man offered them mango drinks and took his sister along to buy and when he tried to go with them, the man stopped him and asked him to wait for their return.

A local resident found the girl in a semi-conscious and bloodied condition on the road after which she was taken to the Safdarjung hospital.

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Kejriwal met the doctors on his visit who told him, “Her condition was serious when she arrived at the hospital. However, she is now stable after her operation and other treatments. I also met her father and promised all kind of support.”

He later tweeted about it and said, “I am shaken after seeing the plight of the minor rape victim.”

The Delhi government will give financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the family. It will also arrange for the best lawyer required to bring the culprits to book

“If children are not safe even in national capital, we should all hang our heads in shame. CCTV cameras helped in nabbing accused. We are installing cameras across Delhi. We are ready to cooperate with the Centre to make Delhi safe,” he added in the tweet.

Delhi Commission for Women provided assistance to the girl and her family in getting the initial hospital arrangement done. DCW Chief Swati Malliwal also made a public appeal to garner financial assistance for the minor girl.

“It is horrifying and the girl has been subjected to extreme cruelty by the accused. The whole system has failed to protect this girl and now she is fighting for her life. Mere arrest is not enough to bring justice. The entire system is responsible for this rape. Last year, I sat on a hunger strike and law was passed which ensured death to rapists of children in six months. However, in the past 1.5 years, death has not been accorded to even a single rapist in Delhi. While, the Commission will ensure that the victim is provided with all the financial and legal support and the accused is awarded with stringent punishment, I feel that the government and police needs to get its act together,” she tweeted.

The survivor hails from Bihar and was studying in class II in a Delhi school. Her father is a labourer while her mother works as a domestic help.

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