Can’t undo Sex Offence, can give Psychological Security to survivor: High Court

Team SoOLEGAL 27 May 2021 3:24pm

Can’t undo Sex Offence, can give Psychological Security to survivor: High Court

Delhi High Court while hearing an appeal petition had held that, the compensation amount which the Trial Court had offered must be increased and the High Court had enhanced the compensation amount from Rs. 50000 to Rs. 6 lakhs. The High Court was of the view that, the attempt of sexual assault over a 6 year old girl cannot be undone but the Court can offer psychological security and monetary compensation to the victim.

While attempting to estimate the compensation payable to the victim, Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani stated that the Court's aim should be to grant monetary reparation to the degree possible for the atonement of the crime. The Prosecution had stated that, the child was the victim of sexual assault by her uncle.

Lawyer Prabhsahay Kaur, who represented the child, had stated that the trial court failed to recognize that even at an interim stage, compensation needs to be awarded to a youngster who has been the victim of sexual assault in order for them and their family to overcome the tragedy. The High Court had directed the Delhi State Legal Service Authority to pay the compensation amount as soon as possible and had also clarified that, the interim compensation must be adjusted to the final compensation which the Trial Court may award on conclusion of the trail.

Tagged: Psychological Security   High Court   Trial Court   Delhi High Court   sexual assault   Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani   Lawyer Prabhsahay Kaur   Legal Service Authority  
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