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Dalit PhD scholar hangs himself

19, Jan 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
He along with 4 others had been suspended for alleged attack on an ABVP official. Protests followed outside HRD minister’s residence in Delhi. The minister forms a committee to look into the matter
Hyderabad: 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 yesterday morning.

According to Cyberabad Police Commissioner CV 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 last night. The students demanded police register a case under SC/ST Atrocity Act against Union minister and BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya while alleging that he had written to the HRD ministry 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.


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