Aman Kachroo ragging case: Chronology
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 19:13
Dharamsala: After a 15-month trial, a fast-track court today sentenced four medical students to four years rigorous imprisonment in the Aman Kachroo ragging-to- death case. Following is the chronology of events in the case.


March 8: Aman Kachroo, 19, dies after being ragged by seniors in the hostel of Rajendra Prasad Medical College and Hospital. Post-mortem shows he died of brain haemorrhage.

March 10: Four students - Ajay Verma, Naveen Verma, Abhinav Verma and Mukul Sharma - are arrested .

March 16: The Supreme Court issues show-cause notice against the college principal and seeks explanation from Himachal government.

March 28: A magisterial inquiry says Aman succumbed to his injuries caused during ragging.

March 30: College principal Suresh Sankhyan suspended on the directions of the Supreme Court.

April 9: A sub-committee, formed by the Supreme Court-appointed Raghavan Committee, begins inquiry into Aman's death.

Aug 13: A fast-track court in Dharamsala books the four accused for murder.

Aug 17: The state assembly passes Himachal Pradesh Educational Institutions (Prohibition of Ragging) Act, 2009, making ragging a cognisable and non-bailable offence.

Aug 22: Trial begins in the court.


July 17: After 16 months in custody, the trial court grants bail to the four accused.

July 22: The Himachal Pradesh High Court takes suo motu cognisance of the bail granted.

July 28: The High Court cancels the bail and orders the accused to surrender next day.

Aug 2: The court resumes the trial.

Aug 28: Aman's father Rajendra Kachroo deposes before the court for the first time. Says Aman had given a written complaint to college authorities regarding ragging incidents but college did not take any action.

Oct 28: The court begins final hearing.

Oct 30: The court reserves judgment for November 11.

Nov 11: The court sentences all the four accused to four years rigorous imprisonment on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.


First Published: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 19:13

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