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Sushant Rohilla case: SC says suspicion needs to be cleared

Updated: Sep 05, 2016 18:54 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 4 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the suspicion regarding whether Amity law school student Sushant Rohilla, who allegedly committed suicide, was harassed or not needs to be cleared.

The apex court appointed senior advocate Fali Nariman as the amicus curiae in the matter and stated it needs to be taken care that such an incident does not repeat in future.

The third-year law student took the drastic step after being barred by the Amity administration from appearing in the exams due to poor attendance.

21-year old, Sushant hung himself on August 10 at his Sarojini Nagar residence.

Amity law school is affiliated to Guru Gobind Indraprastha University and as per its norms 75 percent attendance is a must to appear in the examinations.

Rohilla family claims that Sushant's fractured leg was the reason behind his low attendance. Though, the suicide note does not give the reason of suicide.

The interim report submitted before the Amity panel last month, observed that the college and faculty were following the rules and regulations.

Earlier, Rohilla's friend Raghav Sharma, also a law student at Amity, had written to Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur, asking for Amity to be tried for aiding Rohilla's suicide.

Raghav's letter was placed before the Supreme Court's PIL committee, which directed the registry to treat it as a writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution since it raised issues of violation of fundamental rights of students. (ANI)