Suspended Dalit Student Hangs Himself: What Transpired

Rohith Vemula, 26, a Dalit Phd student of University of Hyderabad who was rusticated three months ago after student groups clashed on the campus, committed suicide by hanging himself in a hostel room. Hailing from Guntur, Rohith was a second year research scholar in the Science and Technology department. Rohith and four other students, members of Ambedkar Student Association, were rusticated by the UoH administration after they were involved in a series of clashes with ABVP members since last August over various issues. Based on complaints lodged by the ABVP members, an inquiry was conducted and the five students were rusticated for six months, but were allowed attend only academic sessions. They were also kicked out of their hostel rooms. – See more

Rohith Vemula, 26, a Dalit Phd student of University of Hyderabad who was rusticated three months ago after student groups clashed on the campus, committed suicide by hanging himself in a hostel room. Hailing from Guntur, Rohith was a second year research scholar in the Science and Technology department. Rohith and four other students, members of Ambedkar Student Association, were rusticated by the UoH administration after they were involved in a series of clashes with ABVP members since last August over various issues. Based on complaints lodged by the ABVP members, an inquiry was conducted and the five students were rusticated for six months, but were allowed attend only academic sessions. They were also kicked out of their hostel rooms. - See more