Aman Kachroo Case: Four Accused Sentenced to 4-years ImprisonmentBy Jayita, Gaea News Network
Thursday, November 11, 2010
SHIMLA, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com) — A Himachal Pradesh court has sentenced four years of imprisonment for all four medical students accused of ragging their junior Aman Karchoo, who died later, in Tanda.
The four MBBS students of Rajindra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda (Kangra) were charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Aman Kachroo, 19 was a first year student of the same college. He was thrashed by his seniors. He subsequently died on March 8, 2009.
The session court resumed the trial against the accused in August 2010 after they surrendered following the cancellation of their bail applications.
Reportedly, a committee appointed by Supreme Court has found unrestrained alcoholism on the campus as well as lack of anti-ragging norms as the reason behind the death of Aman Karchroo.
The apex court also appointed a committee to take stern action against the principal of the college as he was found to be lackadaisical in dealing with Aman’s complaints.