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Website in Ruchika's memory

india Updated: Feb 13, 2010 21:07 IST

A website in memory of Ruchika Girhotra, who committed suicide after she was molested by former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, will be launched tomorrow to create a platform for fighting the menace of child abuse.

This was stated in Chandigarh on Saturday by Ruchika's close friend Aradhana who is also the sole eyewitness in the infamous 1990 molestation case.

"The purpose of setting up the website is to create a platfrom where people's power will be used to fight the menace of child abuse," she said.

"The overwhelming support and suggestions we have been getting over the past few weeks have inspired us to launch the website," Aradhana said.

"On the website, experienced lawyers will give advice and provide support to the victims and their associates.

"The website, which will be launched tomorrow, will be an anti-child abuse forum with helplines connecting NGOs across the country," she said.

"Our mission is to make this world a safe place for our children. Our objective is to keep the memory of Ruchika alive. In future, we will set up an organisation that will be a vehicle for fighting the child abuse."

Last December, Rathore was convicted and sentenced to six-month jail term for molesting Ruchika, a budding tennis player, who committed suicide three years after the incident.