Dalit student's suicide: We deserve an explanation, says brother of deceased

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Hyderabad, Jan 19:The family members of Rohith Vemula are upset that none from the University of Hyderabad had bothered to console them.

Rohith Vemula, the Dalit PhD scholar, had committed suicide after he was suspended and banned from the hostel at the University of Hyderabad.

Dalit Scholar who committed suicide

Raja Vemula, who is Rohith's brother is very upset and called for the suspension of the Vice Chancellor.

He did not extend the courtesy to meet us despite us trying to do so, he told OneIndia.

Yesterday my mother and myself along with some relatives had made an attempt to meet with Professor Appa Rao Podile, the VC.

First of all the university did not did tell us about Rohith's suspension. All we wanted was some clarity regarding the incident, he also said.

However, the VC did not extend the courtesy to even meet with us, Rohith also added.

Will probe with all transparency:

The Cyberabad police which has registered a case against Union Minister, Bandaru Dattatreya and others says that they will not jump the gun, but probe the matter transparently.

Cases have also been registered against the vice chancellor, BJP Legislative Council Member Ramachandra Rao and others.

The allegation is that Dattatreya had influenced the union human resources development ministry to take action against Dalit students at the university of Hyderabad.

However, the union minister had refuted the allegations and said he has not influenced anyone.

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