Ruchika case will be reinvestigated as a model case : Moily

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New Delhi, Dec 29(ANI) : Union Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily said here on Tuesday that the molestation and suicide of teenager Ruchika Girhotra will be re-investigated as a model case.

Moily also opined that the accused should be tried for abetment to suicide of a minor to demonstrate that nobody can subvert the rule of law.

Interacting with a private news channel Moily said : "This could be a model case, where we will have to demonstrate to the entire country that the rule of law is utmost and it will apply to everybody and rule will have to be properly demonstrated - that is the will power of the nation."

Moily said the case seems to have been built on the original molestation complaint by Ruchika, but he felt that the subsequent harassment of Ruchika, her brother and family should be the basis of the probe and trial.

"In fact, the first case was when attempt was made to molest the girl. The case seems to have been built on that basis. But she died. All the harassment made to her, (her) brother, of her (being) taken out from school leading to the death...The right case is under Section 305 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which is about abetment of suicide of a minor," Moily said.

Moily said that the authorities who subverted law to favour Rathore may also face charges of abetment to suicide.

He said learning from the experience in the case, a more stringent law for faster trial for sexual offences will be enforced.

"We have been talking to theCentral Bureau of Investigation(CBI). I have been talking to the Solicitor General of India. In the long run, we would like to see that rigorous law is enforced, particularly for sexual offences committed by people.

"We are contemplating a Sexual Offences Special Courts' Bill, which will fast track trial within six months or one year," Moily added. (ANI)

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