Police books Bandaru Dattatreya for Hyderabad scholar Rohith's suicide

Vice-Chancellor, BJP MLC, ABVP activist also named in the FIR.

Hyderabad: A day after PhD scholar Rohith Vemula committed suicide on the University of Hyderabad campus, Cyberabad police registered a case against Union minister of state for labour Bandaru Dattatreya in connection with the death.

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University vice-chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile, BJP legislative council member N. Ramachandra Rao and ABVP activist Susheel Kumar from the UoH have also been named in the First Information Report, Gachibowli police said.

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Susheel Kumar had complained of an assault by activists of the Ambedkar Students Association, of which Rohith was a member, last year. That led to the suspension of five Dalit scholars, including Rohith.

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The students alleged in their complaint that Mr Dattatreya had influenced the Union human resource development ministry to take action against Dalit students at the UoH.

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TS DGP Anurag Sharma told this newspaper, “An FIR has been registered to probe into the UoH student’s death. We will investigate the case with all transparency.”

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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