Our tearful Homage to Ruchika [14 years Girl Ruchika’s molestation case during 1990]
அரியானா காவல் துறை அதிகாரியால் 1990ஆம் ஆண்டு கற்பழிக்கப்பட்டு அதன் பின் 1993ல் தற்கொலை செய்துகொண்ட அப்பாவி பதினான்கு வயது பெண் ருசிக்காவுக்கு நமது கண்ணீர் அஞ்சலி. [1990 ஆம் ஆண்டு நடை பெற்ற சம்பவம்]
The mockery of justice in the Ruchika case, spare a thought for its premier investigating agency. When it files an appeal against the six-month sentence handed down to former Haryana police chief S P S Rathore, the CBI can dare not suggest what is on everybody’s lips: that the trial court should have convicted him not just for molestation (which carries a maximum penalty of two years) but also for the more serious offence of abetment of suicide (which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years).
Aug 12, 1990: Rathore, then IG, molests Ruchika at his office-cum-home
Sept 3, 1990: Inquiry report indicts Rathore.
Sept 20, 1990: Ruchika expelled from school for ‘indiscipline’
- Aug 12, 1992: Case referred to Haryana Chief Secretary for advice.
- Oct 23, 1993: Ruchika’s brother arrested in several theft cases.
Dec 28, 1993: Ruchika commits suicide.
July 2002: Rathore retires.
Dec 21, 2009: CBI court gives six-month jail to Rathore.
Rathore was given a jail sentence of 6 months and fined Rs 1,000. He managed to get bail soon after the verdict was announced
Anand Parkash and his wife took over the fight as Ruchika’s family fell silent after her death. Prakash says Rathore offered to settle the case out of court, but his reply was: the only person who had a right to settle it was dead.