New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Saturday ordered the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) to provide residence to the Unnao rape victim. The court also directed DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal to oversee the rehabilitation measures of the victim.

After the court’s order, the DCW chief said, “We are thankful to the Hon’ble Court for directions for accommodation and rehabilitation of the victim. We will assign our team on Sunday to arrange accommodations for the Unnao victim and her family. The commission will also start working for rehabilitation as per her interests. She is a brave fighter, and the commission will try our best in helping her.”


During the in-camera proceedings, District Judge Dharmesh Sharma gave this direction after the survivor’s counsel informed the court that landlords were not willing to give their premises to them for short duration because of the background of the case, a lawyer said.

The Unnao rape victim was allegedly raped by suspended BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

Bhartendu Sharma

A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout. Apart from that, he has covered Lok Sabha 2019 elections in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal while working for Tiranga TV. He has also reported on prominent cases of crime & courts during his stint with the TV channel which featured top journalists like Karan Thapar, Barkha Dutt. Bhartendu loves traveling and capture world in his lens. In the past, he has also made few documentaries related to human interest.

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