Ruchika's father for awarding death penalty to Rathore
Claiming that justice has still not been done in Ruchika's case, her father Subhash Chander Girhotra today sought death sentence for former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore for molesting his daughter.india Updated: Feb 20, 2010 23:01 IST
Claiming that justice has still not been done in Ruchika's case, her father Subhash Chander Girhotra on Saturday sought the death sentence for former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore for molesting his daughter.
"He (Rathore) should be hanged. He can be charged under Section 305 IPC (abetment of suicide by a child). When he molested my daughter she was a minor, although when Ruchika committed suicide she was a major. Section 305 IPC provides for death sentence. Now, it is up to the judiciary to decide," Girhotra told reporters in Hyderabad.
Girhotra was in the city as part of a programme organised by a local NGO towards forming a network for such (molestation) victims, who are in need of help.
Girhotra, who almost broke out during the press meet said, "my daughter was tortured and forced to die. She is yet to receive justice. This is sorry state of affairs of our system. The way the case has been handled for the past 19 years is very distressing. So, we have to change the system to ensure that there are no future Ruchikas."
Girhotra sought fast track courts to handle such cases and day-to-day hearings for prompt punishment to the guilty.
Seeking enhancement of punishment of Rathore, who was recently awarded six months imprisonment by a CBI court in Chandigarh, Ruchika's father said he was hoping that the former top policeman would be finally given maximum punishment this time around. "But I will not reach the conclusion that justice will be done immediately," he said.