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Four accused in Kachru ragging get bail

A Himachal Pradesh court on Saturday granted bail to all the four students who have been accused of allegedly ragging Aman Kachru, a first-year medical student leading to his death last year.

india Updated: Jul 18, 2010 10:25 IST
IANS

A Himachal Pradesh court on 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 on 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.

First Published: Jul 18, 2010 10:23 IST