MPHRC suggests scheme for minor survivors
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Human Rights
Commission (MPHRC) on Tuesday recommended that a scheme like Ladli Laxmi Yojana
be introduced for minor survivors. The commission said the government should
formulate a scheme with provision of compensation for survivors and crimes
committed against minors, in six months.
The suggestion comes after the
commission took cognizance of the rape of a seven-year-old girl in Balaghat
recently. The commission directed the government to pay Rs 1 lakh to survivor's
father as compensation in one month.
The survivor was returning home from
anganwadi when her modesty was outraged. The commission also asked the
government to create safe environment for girls who go to anganwadi. The minor
lost mental balance after the incident. When the commission made a query in
this regard, Balaghat collector replied that there was no provision for
compensation following which the commission made recommendation to state
government and directed to send a compliance report in a month.
gn:justify'>At the time of incident, his son
Mallu had gone to village Gol Khedi and his wife was in fields. The man had
owned 10 acres of land and was father of five daughters and a son. Three of
daughters and the son are married, locals said.
Police maintained he was an
alcoholic, but Lal Singh said he was never found drunk. Two spells of rain in
the state in March led to a major loss to farmers in the state.