Saturday, April 21, 2007
New Delhi: The Supreme Court here on Friday stayed the order of the Kerala High Court allowing all the accused in the School of Medical Education(SME) ragging case back to college.
The case is in connection with the alleged sexual assault on a first year nursing student by the six of the accused students in the name of ragging and an attempt to destroy evidence and engaged in criminal conspiracy to cover up the incident by three accused.
The case was registered on November 12, 2005 and the investigation was reportedly completed within 65 days.
The first six of the accused were charge sheeted under sections 376 (2g), 342, 354, 366(a), 328 and 506(2) of Indian Penal Code.
In addition, the accused were charge sheeted under provisions of the anti-ragging act also.
Meanwhile, the SME principal, director and head of the Department of Psychiatry were charge sheeted under sections 120(b), 201, 202 and 218.