New Delhi: The male companion of December 16 gang-rape victim has written a letter to Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde seeking a government job. It is to be noted that the Centre has given a flat to the victim’s family and government job to her brother as ex-gratia.

The 28-year-old software professional, in his one-and-a-half-page letter, claimed to have spent Rs 18-20 lakh on his own treatment after the horrendous incident of December 16. He has also described his financial difficulties concerning to the ongoing trial in a Delhi court.  He has attached a two-page CV along with his mail address with the letter to Home Minister.

Describing himself as a key witness in the case, he had sought adequate security when he deposed in the court.

A senior official from the Home Ministry said that there is no legal provision through which a witness in a case is entitled for a government job. The official added that the ministry has asked the Delhi government to look into the letter of December 16 gang-rape victim’s friend. “The decision to give a government job to the victim’s brother was taken by the Union Cabinet,” the official added.

(JPN/Bureau)

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