Himachal court upholds conviction in Kachroo ragging case

Shimla, April 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday upheld the conviction of four students involved in the sensational ragging-to-death case of medical student Aman Kachroo.

A division bench comprising Justice R.B. Misra and Justice Surinder Singh also enhanced the fine on the convicts from Rs.10,000 to Rs.1,00,000 each.

Ajay Verma, Naveen Verma, Abhinav Verma and Mukul Sharma were held guilty Nov 11, 2010, under Sections 304 II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 34 (common intent) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by Purinder Vaidya, additional district and sessions judge in Dharamsala, after 20 months of trial.

Aman Kachroo, 19, was a student of the Rajendra Prasad Medical College and Hospital at Tanda town in Kangra district since 2007.

He died March 8, 2009, after he was ragged by his four drunk seniors.

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