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SC seeks explanation from Head of Amity University in Student Suicide Case

February,8,2017:

Stress takes a Precious Life
Stress takes a Precious Life

He was denied to appear for the exam due to his poor attendance.

On Monday the Apex Court sought explanation from the founder of Amity University, Ashok Chauhan on steps taken by him to help out a law student of the institution who had committed suicide after he was denied to appear for the exam due to his poor attendance.

A bench of Justice AK Goel & Justice UU Lalit said that it was mandatory for Ashok Chauhan to file affidavit to know his stand as the student Sushant Rohilla had sent a mail to him before commiting suicide.

The Supreme Court in September last year had taken suo moto cognisance of a letter written by Sushant Rohilla’s friend Raghav Sharma to the Chief Justice of India, blaming Amity authorities for the suicide of his friend on 10th  August, 2016.

The court had also appointed F S Nariman, a senior advocate as amicus curiae, to assist in the case.

Senior advocate Siddharth Luthra, appearing for Amity University, told the SC bench that its law school had absolutely nothing to do with the University & there wasn’t any need to direct Ahok Chauhan to file an affidavit.

He said that the law school is affiliated with the Indraprastha University & it follows all rules & regulation of Bar Council of India.

Thereafter, the bench, directed Ashok Chauhan to file an affidavit by turned down the plea of Amity University. The bench said that let Chauhan say on oath that he has nothing to do with the law school, he may be having a perfect explanation but he must file an affidavit.

Raghav Sharma’s letter written to the Chief Justice claimed that 20 year old Rohilla, who couldn’t attend the classes for quite some time due to some reasons including his physical health, was depressed over not being allowed by the college to take the examination because of low of attendance.
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