Rayagada (Odisha): Three weeks after the death of the minor gang-rape victim, the Rayagada district administration today provided Rs 10 lakh compensation to her
younger sister, official sources said here today.

The victim, an orphan, who was staying with her grandmother, was raped by four persons while returning home from her work place in Odisha's Rayagada town on January 2.

Unable to cope with the humiliation, the girl set herself on fire the next day and had sustained over 80 per cent burn injury.

After battling for life in the local government hospital, she was shifted to a private hospital at Vishakhapatnam on January 7 where she breathed her last on January 15.

The district collector Sashi Bhushan Padhi presented the cheque to the grandmother of the deceased as the victim's only sister is 12-years-old.

The amount would be deposited with State Bank of India and the quarterly interest provided to her grand mother who would utilise the money for the education and sustenance of the minor girl, they said.

Meanwhile, the police had arrested four persons in connection with the incident based on the statement of the victim and forwarded to jail custody.

(Agencies)

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