Union minister, Hyderabad VC booked over student’s suicide

Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad on Monday booked union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and three others for abetment of suicide and also for violations of the SC/ST Atrocities Act following the suicide of a Dalit research scholar of the University of Hyderabad.

VISAKHAPATNAM(ANDHRA PRADESH) 24-05-2013: BJP National Vice President Bandaru Dattatreya  at a press conference in Visakhapatnam on May 24, 2013. Photo:CV.Subrahmanyam

University vice chancellor Appa Rao and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) leaders Sushil Kumar and Vishnu have also been booked.

The cases under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code and also the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (prevention of atrocities) Act were filed in Gachibowli police station under Cyberabad police commissionerate limits.

Gachibowli inspector J. Ramesh Kumar told IANS that the cases were booked on a complaint by Prashant, a student.

“An investigating officer will conduct the investigations,” the officer said when asked what action would be taken.

The complainant blamed Dattetreya for the suicide as he had written a letter to union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani, which led to suspension of Dalit students.

Dattetreya, who is union minister of state for labour (Independent Charge), had demanded action against “anti-national” and “anti-social” elements on the campus.

Rohith Vemula, a second-year research scholar of science, technology and society studies department, was found hanging from the ceiling of a room in New Research Scholars’ hostel on Sunday night.

He was one of the five Dalit students suspended and expelled from the hostel. They were staging protest on the campus for the past 15 days.

Student groups alleged Rohith was in depression due the social boycott which he and other students were subjected to.

The police officer said they registered a case under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code with regard to the student’s suicide. “We will take further action after receiving post-mortem examination report,” the inspector said.


  1. Smriti Irani, the foreign University campus visitor claimed to have a degree from one of the most prominent U.S. University was enthroned as the Cabinet Minister of Human resources by the special choice of Mr. Modi. Her high school diploma is the only valid academic credential, but highly qualified as an ardent RSS disciple, her dad was RSS worker, likewise the daughter. She has done many highly offending actions but miserably failed repeatedly. This will be creating some serious challenges.

    She wanted to erase the Christmas holiday from the Indian calendar in 2014. She used a student at the famous St. Stephen’s college to defame the college, using her in creating a story that she was sexually harassed by her physically handicapped professor. The college Principal, Dr. Walson Thambu and the rest had to undergo a lot of pain, but the hoax was finally exposed.

    Dattetrya demanded actions against “anti national”. Nobody in India has the right to write a letter to a Cabinet Minister or to express their fear of intolerance; they will be severely penalized by the glorious aache din Government of India. Is this democracy or autocracy? The coming Assam election will be teaching another hard lesson to the BJP, so that they can lament in restitution for their arrogant and autocratic attitude; also the divine penalty for bluffing the electorate of India. Simply wait and watch!

  2. A S Mathew’s views are very intolerant. You cannot have people of your choice everywhere. Learn to respect peoples verdict.
    It is better not to talk about educational qualifications of politicians. Sonia Gandhi was the head of UPA 1 & 2 you see.

    Want to see the real story about the issue please visit – http://www.niticentral.com/2016/01/18/hyderabad-university-suicide-detailed-report-339960.html?utm_source=Offstumped&utm_medium=Offstumped&utm_term=Offstumped&utm_campaign=Offstumped

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