It was a sad day for the family members of four students held guilty in the ragging death case in which Aman Satya Kachroo, first year medical student of Doctor Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda, had died after allegedly being ragged by his seniors in college.
The parents of four convicts were sobbing in the court after Additional District and Session Judge Purender Vaidya delivered the judgment charging all the four with culpable homicide not amounting to murder. “I don’t know how my wife will react to the news being flashed on the television channel. I am not sure whether she will be able to bear the shock” Anup Kumar Sharma, father of Mukul Sharmas, told Hindustan Times in the court. Sharma who runs a a printing press in Nahan broke down while reacting to the judgement. “ For the past two years I am only shuttling between Nahan and Dharamsala, I had to shut my business,” said Sharma, adding that his family was only making a living through the money they got from the paying guest accommodation. “ I feel sad for my son and the other three convicts,” said Sharma.
The judgment equally saddened Dr D K Verma, father of another convict Abhinav Verma. “ We abide by the judgment of the court. But being father I'm worried about my sons future,” said Dr D.K Verma who is an associate professor (general surgeries) at Indira Gandhi Medical College , Shimla. “ I think the boys have suffered a lot. One must remember they have been confined in the walls of perison for last tow years” said Dr Verma.
While there were many final year students of Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College Present at the jampacked court room when the judgement was being delivered, not even a single class mate of Aman Satya Kachroo could been seen in the court.