Delhi's Rs.15 lakh, job for rape victim's family

New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday announced a compensation of Rs.15 lakh and a job to one of the family members of the Dec 16 gang-rape victim.

"Keeping in view the extremely exceptional circumstances and barbaric nature of the crime, the cabinet decided to sanction an amount of Rs.15 lakh to the surviving members of the victim," said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in a statement.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting, where it was also decided to offer a job to one of the rape victim's family members, said an official.

The woman was brutally raped Dec 16 and died Saturday in Singapore. She was cremated here Sunday morning.