UP to give Rs.20 lakh to Delhi rape victim's family

Lucknow, Dec 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday announced Rs.20 lakh as financial aid to the family of the New Delhi gang-rape victim.

A government spokesman said the chief minister had earlier announced that the government would bear all medical expenses of the woman, whose family hails from the Ballia district in easten Uttar Pradesh.

Akhilesh Yadav had also offered to give jobs to the trainee physiotherapist and her male friend, a software engineer, who was beaten up the rapists in the Dec 16 night crime.

The chief minister and his father, Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had also expressed their heartfelt condolences at the girl's death.