Office of Chief Minister and Council of Minister of Madhes Province. (File photo)
JANAKPUR: The Madhes provincial government has decided to provide Rs 500,000 in assistance to Niharika Rajput, a rape victim who became single mother following the rape.
A Cabinet meeting on Friday took a decision to this effect, said the government’s spokesperson and Finance Minister Shailendra Prasad Sah.
Chief Attorney of the province, Dipendra Jha recommended the assistance for Niharika to fight a legal battle, said Sah.
The office of chief attorney would also provide assistance to her, he said.
Niharika, who is from Jaleshwar Municipality-9, has been demanding justice, claiming that Shivaraj Shrestha of Mahendranagar in Kshireswharnath Municipality-3, repeatedly raped her and impregnated her.
She also attempted self-immolation near the Office of the President, demanding justice recently.