Dharamsala, July 17 (Calcutta Tube) A Himachal Pradesh court Saturday granted bail to all the four students who have been accused of allegedly ragging a first-year medical student leading to his death last year.
‘All the four accused students were granted bail by the fast-track court of Purinder Vidya as all the eyewitnesses in the case have been examined by the court,’ a lawyer appearing in the case told IANS.
There were 71 witnesses in the case.
Aman Kachru, 19, died March 8, 2009, a few hours after being allegedly ragged by four final-year students of the Rajendra Prasad Medical College at Tanda town in Kangra district.
The four students, Ajay Verma, Naveen Verma, Abhinav Verma and Mukul Sharma – accused of assaulting Kachru – were arrested soon after the crime. They face murder charges under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.
The state government had ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of Kachru, which concluded he died to injuries sustained in ragging.
The inquiry report said many first-year students, including Kachru, were subjected to intense physical ragging in the early hours March 7.
‘Kachru collapsed and died due to injuries which the post-mortem report has linked to the incident of ragging,’ said the report, holding college principal Suresh Sankhyan responsible for the lapses.
Sankhyan had resigned from the post after the incident.