SC directs payment of Rs. 10 lakh compensation to rape victims; Pulls up Madhya Pradesh government for disclosing names of victims

Murali Krishnan August 7 2013

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Madhya Pradesh (MP) government to pay Rs. 10 lakh each as compensation to two girls who were gang raped in Betma village in Indore district. In doing so, the Court modified the decision of the MP High Court which had ordered Rs. 2 lakh to be paid to the victims. The Court also came down upon the MP government for disclosing the names of the victims in an affidavit filed by the government.

The order was a passed by a Division Bench . . .

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