The Supreme Court on Friday directed Chandigarh’s legal service authority to disburse a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to 10-year-old rape victim who delivered a baby after being denied abortion.

The bench, comprising of justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the Chandigarh administration to make the identity of the victim and give her Ra 1 lakh. The balance of Rs 9 lakh will be kept as fixed deposit.

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The order came after a petition seeking a Rs 10 lakh compensation for the victim whose plea seeking permission to undergo termination of pregnancy was earlier negated by the apex court.

The court also directed that no one should disclose the identity of the newborn baby, the victim’s parents, their place of work and their residence. Any breach in maintaining confidentiality would attract contempt of court and action under the provision of the Indian Penal Code.

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