In India, a former sex slave has received compensation for University studies

Former Indian underage sex slave has received from the government of Maharashtra state compensation for rape, sufficient to pay tuition at the University. About it reports Reuters.

To date, the Bank account of the victim (the Agency reports only its name — Devi) lists 75 thousand rupees (1.15 thousand dollars). More 3,5 thousands of dollars she will receive when she turns 18. The money will help Devi to pay study in medical University.

Davy was kidnapped two years ago and sold into sexual slavery in the state of Maharashtra. Under current Indian law, she is entitled to compensation from the state government for rape. Over the past four years of government of Maharashtra received 7.5 thousand requests for compensation from former sex slaves to the satisfaction of 4,5 thousand of them. Of the requests have been rejected due to the lack of money in the state Treasury.

The abduction of children and their subsequent sale common in India. According to official data, in 2015 the number of cases involving the slave trade, rose by a quarter, and in 43 percent of cases the victim is a minor. As a rule, children are bought for personal sexual purposes or forced them into prostitution, they are often also kept as domestic slaves.