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Haryana to pay Rs 15 lakh to Rohtak acid attack victim

The Haryana government has finally decided to pay compensation to the acid attack victim who was assaulted by miscreants in Rohtak in June last year.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 31, 2012 3:13:25 am

The Haryana government has finally decided to pay compensation to the acid attack victim who was assaulted by miscreants in Rohtak in June last year.

During the resumed hearing of a petition on Monday,Haryana law officer apprised the high court that a compensation of Rs 15 lakh would be paid to the victim. The HC had reprimanded the Haryana government for inaction in this case.

The HC had handed over the investigations to CBI on May 23 and directed the Haryana government to clarify as to what compensation it would pay to the victim. One of the three victims,who had suffered maximum injuries,could not afford treatment.

In May,the court set CBI a six-month deadline to complete the probe and directed the agency to investigate allegations of police exonerating the culprits. The petition was filed by the Haryana State Legal Service Authority on behalf of the victims.

On June 18,2011,three minors suffered burns when two youth threw acid on their faces. Two of the victims were Class X students while the third studied in Class XII. They were attacked while returning from tuition. An FIR was lodged by Rohtak police for attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy. One of the victims identified an attacker,but police chose to bury the charges. The victims approached the State Legal Services Authority,which moved the High Court.

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