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Bihar govt announces to pay compensation to victims of mob lynchings

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PATNA: The state government in Bihar has announced to give compensations to victims of mob lynching with soaring such cases becoming a matter of serious concern.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet held on Thursday. The meeting was chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar.

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As per the decision, the victim family will be given an interim compensation of Rs1 lakh within a month in case of death.

Further, the case will be speedily tried and disposed off within six months in any case upon which the full compensation of Rs 3 lakh will be paid.

It was also decided to pay a compensation of Rs1 lakh to the seriously injured victim of mob lynching while in the event of mental trauma, the victim will be paid Rs25,000.

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