Suspend medical college principal for ragging death: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI - Terming the deaths of students due to ragging a ‘national tragedy’, the Supreme Court Monday ordered the suspension of the principal of a medical college in Himachal Pradesh for not averting the death of a first year student following harassment by seniors.

A bench of Justices Arijit Pasayat and Asok Kumar Ganguly said the principal of the Rajendra Prasad Medical College in Tanda town must be suspended since he failed to prevent Aman Kachru’s death although he had been alerted by the security guard that senior students were indulging in ragging.

The bench also ordered the Andhra Pradesh police chief to urgently complete the ongoing probe into the suicide by a girl student of the state’s agricultural university following ragging by seniors.


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