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Body of Dalit researcher who committed suicide after alleged insult sent for autopsy

18, Jan 2016

Hyderabad, Jan 18 (PTI): The body of V. Rohit, a Dalit PhD scholar who was found hanging at the Central University’s hostel room in the campus on Sunday, was sent for post mortem amid protests from fellow students on Monday morning.
According to Cyberabad Police Commissioner C.V. Anand, the situation is now “fine” on the campus.
Mild tension prevailed on the campus after scores of students gathered and held demonstration along with Rohit’s body and raised slogans on Sunday night.
The students demanded police register a case under SC/ST Atrocity Act against Union minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party leader Bandaru Dattatreya while alleging that he had written to the Ministry of Human Resource Development seeking action against these research scholars.
”The body has been sent for post mortem. Though no untoward incident has been reported on the campus, we see some tension-like situation here,” a police official said.
Rohit was among the five research scholars who were suspended by Hyderabad Central University (HCU) in August last year and also one of the accused in the case of assault on a student leader, Anand had said.


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