Dharamshala: Rajender Kachru, father of Aman Kachru, the medical student who died allegedly due to ragging last year today deposed before the fast track court and narrated the sequence of events leading to his son’s death.
Kachru said his son spoke in detail about the incident of ragging that occurred at Rajinder Prasad Medical College at Tanda on March 6, 2009. He said Aman told him that he had given a written complaint to college authorities of ragging. Three to four hours later he got a phone call from the college that Aman had passed away.
The prosecution said Kachru’s deposition was important as Aman’s roommate Ashish Saklani had already recorded his statement in the court that the victim spoke at length with his father about the ragging incident.[rss-cut]
The trial court on Friday re-examined two doctors – Harjeet Pal Singh, registrar, ENT department, and D.P. Swami, assistant professor, forensic medicine department.
Singh was on duty in the hospital when he examined Aman’s ears a few hours after the ragging incident, while Swami conducted the post-mortem examination on Aman’s body.
Meanwhile, the defence is claiming that if Kachru’s witness was so important in the case, he could be summoned earlier also.
Kachru said in the court that he was in constant touch with the superintendent of police and other district officials after the ragging incident.
He later told reporters: “I am quite satisfied with the prosecution. I have full faith in the judiciary.”
The court has already recorded the statement of 37 witnesses, comprising doctors and police personnel.
The court had resumed the trial against four medical students Ajay Verma, Naveen Verma, Abhinav Verma and Mukul Sharma after they surrendered upon cancellation of their bail by the Himachal Pradesh High Court.
The high court, had initiated suo motu proceedings after bail was granted to them July 17.
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