Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23:
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the family of Jatni rape survivor.
The Chief Minister directed the Khurda District Collector to release the compensation amount to the victim’s family at the earliest. Besides, the Chief Minister has also directed the Home Department to expedite the process.
The amount will be released from the Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF).
It may be mentioned that the nine-year-old minor was raped in Jatni late on Wednesday night following which she was admitted to the Capital Hospital in a critical condition. Her condition is stable and is under observation now.
The incident has triggered public outrage over the incident. Several women activists, locals and eunuchs yesterday staged a road blockade and gheraoed the Jatni police station yesterday.
The Odisha unit of BJP is scheduled to take out demonstrations across the state from today against the deteriorating law and order situation in the state and rising cases of atrocities against women.
“The BJP will conduct a state-wide stir against the Naveen Patnaik government from today. The women are not safe in this state anymore. At least three women are being raped or attacked in a day. The incidents like Itishri, Bebina and now the Jatani rape signifies the failing law and order situation in the state,” Odisha BJP state president Basant Panda said.
The incident has triggered public outrage over the incident.