Rohith Vemula suicide: Case filed against 27 people for attacking VC’s house, security stepped up in university

The incident at Hyderabad University took place on Tuesday when Hyderabad Central University (HCU) Vice-Chancellor Prof P Appa Rao resumed charge on Monday amid violent protests by a section of students.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 23, 2016 11:03 am
Rohith Vemula suicide, Hyderabad University, Appa Rao, VC Appa Rao, professor Appa Rao, APpa rao house ransacked Students protest inside the V-C’s office on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)

A day after University of Hyderabad students vandalised VC Professor P Appa Rao’s residence inside the university campus, a case has been registered on Wednesday against 27 persons, including two faculty members.

Meanwhile, classes have been suspended till March 27 following Tuesday’s violent protests at the campus.

The incident happened on Tuesday when Hyderabad Central University (HCU) Vice-Chancellor Prof P Appa Rao, who had gone on leave following protest by students in the aftermath of the suicide by Dalit PhD scholar Rohith Vemula in January, resumed charge on Monday amid violent protests by a section of students.

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As news spread on Tuesday morning that Rao had returned to resume charge, students representing the Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) and Joint Action Committee for Social Justice (JAC) ransacked the V-C’s residence on campus. They smashed doors and windowpanes, computers and electronic equipment, TV sets, furniture, flowerpots and photo frames.

Several students were arrested on charges of stone pelting and vandalism. Staff members who faced the ire of the students later disconnected electricity and water supply to some hostels and vowed not to serve food in the hostel mess hall.

The protesting students asked mediapersons to not cover the violence and allegedly manhandled a few TV reporters when they did not accede to their demand.

The police conducted mild lathicharge as the students threw stones at the police and media personnel, as well as at non-teaching staff assembled there. A few policemen were reported to be injured in the melee.

(With ENS and ANI inputs)

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    IndianWellWisher
    Mar 23, 2016 at 4:12 am
    We need a prison for scholars, 100 % reservations
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      ashy
      Mar 23, 2016 at 6:10 pm
      it was the VC who h sent orders to suspend the cles and stopped media from entering. why will the students not want the media to cover when they are manhandled and denied justice? now we have nowhere to go. they have shut down our mess, water, wifi etc.
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        ashy
        Mar 23, 2016 at 6:08 pm
        sab jhoot hai bhai log. the abvp who were already present inside VC's home tried to stop us from entering and in the process broke the furniture etc. if you see the videos of lathi charge you will understand how 'mild' it was. the workers started to protest from 2pm and lathi charge happened around 5pm. students threw stones only after their non violent protests by giving slogans n songs were brutally disrupted. get your facts right b4 judging and giving bhashan and stop following the paid media
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          ashy
          Mar 23, 2016 at 6:12 pm
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            ashy
            Mar 23, 2016 at 6:13 pm
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              Raghu Panjala
              Mar 23, 2016 at 8:41 am
              Now no body trusts Modi and his goons. He misuses police . Remebmebr fake cases in JNU,Chattisgarh and all over Indian who are against Modi.. This is also false case. They destro their furniture and filed false cases. As usual fascist tactics are always emplo by MOdi's loonies.
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                KS KUMAR
                Mar 23, 2016 at 4:41 am
                The case should be taken to logical end. The rioters including faculty should be made to pay the cost of damages.
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                  ravi
                  Mar 23, 2016 at 5:21 am
                  This dalit people have only this kind of mentality. They are never going to improve even if reservation is increased. Look at their faces no one look like university student/scholar but all look like gunda.govt shud remove reservation then these people will realise true ambedkar.
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