Gujarat government rehabilitates Mehsana teen mother, child

The government had so far released an aid of Rs 1.5 lakh to the victim and sent the girl to the government-run Children Home for Girls in the care of the Social Welfare Department.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: December 9, 2015 2:28 am
The girl lives with her father and brother in a one-room shanty. “If my daughter wants to raise the child, she can,” says the father. (Express Photo by Javed Raja) The girl lives with her father and brother in a one-room shanty. “If my daughter wants to raise the child, she can,” says the father. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

The social welfare department of the Gujarat government moved in to protect, counsel and rehabilitate a 14-year-old rape victim and her new-born girl child, from Khadalpur village in Mehsana district, a state government officer said.

The Sunday Express had carried the story “The child mother: Story of a 14-year-old rape victim in Gujarat” on November 29.

Following the report and on the directions of CM Anandiben Patel, the government had so far released an aid of Rs 1.5 lakh to the victim and sent the girl to the government-run Children Home for Girls in the care of the Social Welfare Department.

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    Ashok
    Dec 12, 2015 at 11:59 am
    Because of this useless Lakshmi Ajay and her mor useless journalism, the girl who was happy to live with her father and brother has been sent to a children home. When a child is being looked after by her family that she needs beside her to recoup from this trauma, you have snatched a family away with your useless work. Getting compensation and counselling is her right under the law but why snatch away her family. After doing all this you are printing such "accolades" as your "impact"? Shameful. Paid media.
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      Ashok
      Dec 12, 2015 at 11:47 am
      What a useless claim by Indian Express? First the newspaper and it's useless reporter Lakshmi Ajay reports an old story as if it's the biggest newest breaking news from Gujarat and after one w week the Indian Express claims the govt paid attention to their news? How much did the useless reporter Lakshmi Ajay's useless reporter friend Leena Misra pay to the social justice department of Gujarat Govt for this "impact"? When the govt reacts or takes cognizance, it is done immediately next day or maximum in 48 hours after their initial inquiry. The useless story of "the child mother" was carried on November 29 and the CM allegedly reads it as claimed and gives compensation on December 8th- after one full week? How many times did that Leena reporter go to CM office and Social Justice department asking for a motivated impact of this useless reporter's story. Shame on you Indian Express for having such useless reporters.
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