Amidst controversy and politicians visiting the University of Hyderabad, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra too feels that the the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula was not suicide but murder.
In his recent Facebook post, Vadra said, “His suicide note should not be taken at face value, its a murder and culprits are at large.”
He added, “A delayed inquiry is only putting a doubt on the authorities and the government.”
His post read:
26 years is not an age for anybody to die…
What made Rohith Chakravathi Vermula take his life. His suicide note should not be taken at face value, its a murder and culprits are at large. A delayed inquiry is only putting a doubt on the authorties and the government.
His family needs immediate answers and so do the students, to feel secure no matter what caste .
I think its time to dig deeper and be introspective, time for being superficial is over and answers must be found… Rohith has done what he should not have, but atrocities on him made him take this step and the whole rotten system is responsible for that.
Rohith, May your soul rest in peace and your message pierces through the deaf eardrums of the sleeping class to wake up!
Rohith Vemula, a second year PhD student at University of Hyderabad, committed suicide on Sunday evening. He was among the five research scholars who were suspended by Hyderabad Central University (HCU) in August last year and also one of the accused in the case of assault on a student leader.