Haryana Govt registers abetment of suicide FIR against Rathore

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New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Haryana Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against former Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore under Section 306 in the Ruchika Girhotra suicide case.

The Haryana police has filed the FIR four days after Ruchika's brother filed complaint with the cops for abetment of suicide against Rathore.

Abetment to suicide, if proven, carries a punishment of up to 10 years in jail and is a non-bailable offence.

This is the third FIR in the Ruchika suicide case.

Ruchika's family lawyer Pankaj Bharadwaj had filed two FIRs against Rathore earlier.

The lawyer had claimed that the first FIR was filed for forging documents like the inquest report and the other for illegal detention of Ruchika's brother Ashu, who was kept in illegal detention at the behest of Rathore and given tortures.

Rathore had molested 14-year-old Ruchika Girhotra in August 1990. After months of harassment for her and her family, including her being expelled from school, Ruchika committed suicide three years later in December 1993.

Rathore was then an Inspector General of Police and the head of the Haryana Lawn Tennis Federation. (ANI)

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