"We demand a CBI inquiry", said YSRCP leader Nalla Suryaprakash

YSR CP and CPI M ask for action against Hyderabad University VC
news HCU Monday, January 18, 2016 - 19:23

YSR CP and CPI (M) on Monday demanded action against Vice Chancellor of Hyderabad Central University under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act after a Dalit student allegedly committed suicide at a varsity hostel room.

“The Vice Chancellor has the blessings of the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and some central leaders. The issue was boiling since long and with the suicide of the student, it has reached a flash point which the authorities are trying to hush up. We demand a CBI inquiry and the dismissal of Vice Chancellor”, YSRCP leader Nalla Suryaprakash said.

"The CPI(M)demands the VC be booked under the act immediately.

"The Central government must conduct a thorough enquiry into this incident in this prestigious Central University that was established by law by the Parliament of India," the party said in a statement.

CPI(M) said that V Rohit (the deceased) and four other Dalit students were on indefinite hunger strike protesting the VC's decision to rusticate them from varsity hostel following their altercation with an ABVP leader.

The party claimed the VC had rusticated the students allegedly "under pressure".

"Under these circumstances, the Politburo condemns the VC's motivated decision that led to this suicide and demands action against him," it said.

According to local police, Rohit (aged around 26) was found hanging in the hostel room located on varsity campus on Sunday.

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