Court lets off Amity head

Court lets off Amity head

An engineering institute’s director and teacher, accused of abetting a student’s suicide in 2005, were discharged by a Delhi court due to lack of evidence to make them face trial.

Harsh Khatri, a student of mechanical and automation engineering at Amity School of Engineering and Technology in west Delhi’s Bijwasan area, ended his life in October, 2005 after he was erroneously awarded zero marks in a subject.

Additional sessions judge T R Naval discharged the then institute director B P Singh and teacher V V Krishna Shastri of the charges of suicide abetment.

“It would be a travesty of justice to compel the appellant to face a criminal trial without any credible material whatsoever. The order of framing charge under section 306 of Indian Penal Code against the appellant is quashed,” said judge Naval in an order made available on Friday.

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