Eight students have been arrested so far

Images Body of Hyderabad Dalit scholar removed by police family demands justiceAll images by arrangement
news Monday, January 18, 2016 - 11:20

More than 12 hours after the death of Rohith Vemula, a research scholar from the University of Hyderabad (UoH) committed suicide, the campus witnessed a tense situation on Monday morning.

"We had decided to protest in front of the administration block and had moved Rohith's body there, when the police came and said that we had to clear in 15 minutes. We were brutally lathi charged and they dragged away the body when we dispersed," Arpita, a student leader told The News Minute.

The body is said to be shifted to the Osmania government hospital.

"There is massive police and security deployment including police in riot gear. Rohith's mother has also reached the campus to demand justice for her son's death," Arpita added.

The university administration has also declared a bandh today and is currently in talks with the police. Eight students have also been arrested so far.

Some students also claimed that a curfew with section 144 has been implemented in campus. However, this is yet to be verified.

The protest is still ongoing at the time of writing.

(Rohith's mother and family break down at the university)

(Policemen in the campus in riot gear)

(The students and the police holding talks)

(A student shows his injuries after the alleged lathi charge that took place)

(Students hold up boards demanding justice)

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