The Delhi government on Tuesday announced Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to the family of the 16-year-old girl who was stabbed and bludgeoned to death in northwest Delhi’s Shahbad Dairy area.
In a tweet in Hindi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "The Delhi government will provide an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the victim and will try its best to get the culprit punished severely by the court. Best lawyers will be fielded for this case."
Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party has launched a scathing attack on Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena over the minor girl’s murder, alleging that the people of Delhi no longer have faith in the national capital's law and order system.
AAP leader Saurabh Bhardwaj tweeted in Hindi, "The people of Delhi have lost faith in the law-and-order system. The police, who use force on women wrestlers and Manish Sisodia, look weak in front of these killers. There is a problem in the leadership. The L-G's priority is something else."
Earlier, CM Kejriwal and senior AAP leader Atishi also lashed out at the L-G, saying the city’s law and order is his responsibility. “The criminals have become fearless, there is no fear of the police. LG sir, law and order is your responsibility, do something," Kejriwal had tweeted. The Delhi Police comes under the Union Home Ministry's jurisdiction.
The 16-year-old girl was stabbed over 20 times and bludgeoned to death by a youth, identified as Sahil, in a busy bylane as passers-by looked on in northwest Delhi's Shahbad Dairy area on Sunday.
AAP leader Atishi said she will meet the victim's parents today.