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Gang-rape victim's brothers' educational expenses to be borne by UP Govt

Saturday, 12 January 2013 - 1:39pm IST | Place: Ballia | Agency: PTI
The government took the decision after chief minister Akhilesh Yadav visited the girl's native Medawar Kala village on Friday to meet her family, district magistrate AB Chandramauli said on Saturday.

The Uttar Pradesh government will bear all educational expenses of the two brothers of the 23-year old Delhi gang-rape victim.

The government took the decision after chief minister Akhilesh Yadav visited the girl's native Medawar Kala village on Friday to meet her family, district magistrate AB Chandramauli said here today.

During the visit, the chief minister gave a cheque of Rs20 lakh to the parents of the girl and assured them all possible help from the state government.

He also asked the district authorities to ensure the development of the village which had been selected under the "Lohia Samagra Gram Yojna" this year, the district magistrate said.

The chief minister had also announced construction of a Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the village.

Local MP Neeraj Shekhar said a road would be constructed linking the Ballia-Buxar national highway.

Meanwhile, the girl's family said that Sony TV had not taken permission from them for its Crime Patrol show based on the gang-rape incident.

"No one either from the channel nor the producers had approached us to take our permission for the show," they added.

The information and broadcasting ministry had yesterday asked Sony TV not to telecast the episode of its Crime Patrol show based on the December 16 Delhi gang-rape.


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