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Netizens pay tribute to Ruchi Bhuttan

india Updated: Jul 06, 2012 01:54 IST
Deevakar Anand
Deevakar Anand
Hindustan Times
Deevakar Anand

The widespread reach of social networking sites prompted the family of a woman, who was allegedly murdered by her husband last year, to choose Facebook instead of a physical assembly to pay a tribute, which was organised as part of a campaign to seek justice in the case.

Around 6,000 netizens who are part of the Facebook group, Justice for Ruchi Bhuttan, were intimated to replace their profile pictures with the one that shows a candlelight march held last year at Delhi’s India Gate after her death.

Ruchi Bhuttan was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her residence in DLF City Phase-2 last year. Her family alleged that she was killed by her husband as he had an extra-marital affair with Bollywood actor Meera Chopra.

“We want justice for her and if more and more people press for it, we are more likely to get it,” said victim’s sister Preeti Gambhir who launched the Facebook campaign.

There are thousands of well-wishers of the victim’s family, who live in different parts of the country cannot take part in a tribute march.

But on Thursday, hundreds of them changed their photographs on Facebook page, she said.

Ruchi’s husband Sumit Bhuttan has been lodged in Bhondsi jail after being booked for murder and criminal conspiracy.

The couple got married in 2005. Before being arrested, Sumit ran a franchise of the prominent brokerage firm in Delhi’s Bhikaji Cama Place.