Ruchika Girhotra molestation case: SC upholds conviction of former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore

New Delhi: The Supreme Court here on Friday upheld the conviction of former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore for molesting a minor and budding tennis player Ruchika Girhotra.

However, the court granted relief to the former Haryana DGP and brought down his sentence from one and half years to the sentence he has already served.

On August 20, 1990, Rathore, the then IGP with Haryana Police and president of the Haryana Lawn Tennis Association (HLTA), had molested Ruchika Girhotra in the HLTA office in Panchkula. She was 14 years old then.

Ruchika and her family members were allegedly harassed and persecuted after she complained to the police. She was expelled from school and her brother was charged with theft. Three years later, Ruchika committed suicide.