AMAN KACHROO RAGGING CASE
Four seniors get 4-year jail term
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Dharamsala, Nov 11: A fast track court on Thursday sentenced four medical students to 4-years in jail after being held guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder for ragging to death their junior Aman Kachroo in Himachal Pradesh last year.
Additional district and sessions judge Purinder Vaidya did not entertain the prosecution plea for convicting the four students of murder under section 302 IPC for which the punishment is life term or death.
All the four students--Ajay Verma, Naveen Verma, Abhinav Verma and Mukul Sharma--were convicted earlier in the day under relevant sections of IPC 304 II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) and 34 (common intention) of IPC. The accused students were present in the court.
The judgement came 20- months after the Kachroo ragging incident which had triggered an uproar and led the state government to come out a legislation making ragging a cognisable, non-bailable offence.
The Court pronounced the sentence for different offences which would run currently with a maximum period of four years. They have been also slapped with a fine of Rs 10,000 on each of them to be collected from each of the convicts.
Aman Kachroo (19), a first year MMBS student at Dr Rajindra Prasad Government Medical College at Tanda, 15 km from here in Kangra district, succumbed to injuries on March 8, 2009 after being ragged by the four drunken Final year students.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 11 Nov 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 11 Nov 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 12 Nov 2010 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM NEWS
‘Don’t Prevent People From Offering Friday Prayers’
Srinagar, Nov 11: The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday hailed the unwavering association and commitment of Kashmiris with the movement despite facing tremendous More
- Srinagar City
RESIDENTS SKEPTICAL ABOUT BOARD’S ROLE IN MANAGING THEM
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, Nov 11: The colonies within four kilometres from city centre and fall under Cantonment jurisdiction present picture of neglect and apathy on part of the board that manages the sanitation and More
Jammu, Nov 11: The Ladakh students Associations have asked the interlocutors appointed by the Centre to interact with the Ladakhi student leaders in Jammu. Addressing a news conference here, the Association More
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Nov 11: At the Pacific Area Travel Writers’ Association (PATWA), a part of the World Tourism Mart London, J&K made a video presentation themed ‘Challenges in the Tourism faced by Natural More
INDIA's UNSC QUEST
REZAUL H LASKAR
Islamabad, Nov 11: India might be upbeat about US President Barack Obama's recent endorsement for a permanent UNSC seat, but Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has only one message for the More