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Ruchika's friend, father join CBI investigation

Teenaged molestation victim Ruchika Girhotra's friend and lone-eyewitness to the incident, Aradhana and her mother Madhu Prakash, the complainant in the case against former Haryana police chief SPS Rathore, Saturday joined the fresh investigations launched by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the nearly two-decade old case.

chandigarh Updated: Jan 16, 2010 21:35 IST

Teenaged molestation victim Ruchika Girhotra's friend and lone-eyewitness to the incident, Aradhana and her mother Madhu Prakash, the complainant in the case against former Haryana police chief SPS Rathore, Saturday joined the fresh investigations launched by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the nearly two-decade old case.

A CBI team from New Delhi quizzed Aradhana and her mother for several hours at their camp office in Chandigarh on Saturday.

"We have narrated all the incidents since Aug 12, 1990, before CBI officials. They have recorded our statements and now we are hopeful of a speedy justice in this case," Aradhana told reporters outside the CBI camp office in Chandigarh on Saturday evening.

Madhu Prakash said: "We only want to see Rathore behind bars for all his remaining years of life. He is not at all remorseful for his act, which is totally intolerable in the civil society."

Earlier, CBI officials had recorded the statements of Ruchika's father SC Girhotra, and Aradhana's father Anand Prakash Friday. Ashu, the brother of Ruchika, had also met the CBI officials on Friday.

Rathore was convicted Dec 21 by a CBI special court here for the molestation of budding tennis player Ruchika Girhotra Aug 12, 1990, in Haryana's Panchkula town, 10 km from Chandigarh.

Ruchika committed suicide three years after the incident after Haryana police harassed her family and tortured her younger brother, Ashu, after implicating him in false car theft cases.