HYDERABAD: Early morning on Monday, University of Hyderabad premises turned into a battleground between police and students. High-tension unfolded as police took away Rohith Vemula’s body from the New Research Scholars’ hostel. Students alleged that Police resorted to lathi-charged them. In return, students pelted stones.
After bringing out the young research scholar’s body from the room where he allegedly hanged himself on Sunday evening, the students placed the body in the hostel’s ground floor and refused it to be taken away. However, after several efforts, police managed to shift the body to Osmania General Hospital’s mortuary for post morterm.
The pathway leading to OGH mortuary was turned into a fortress with police deployed at every corner. Except for family members and politicians, nobody was allowed to enter the gates leading to the mortuary.
The family members of the deceased were rushed into the premises in cars, and media was not allowed to speak to them. After post mortern, the body was taken away in a van. Family members were accompanied by police till Rohit’s last rites were performed at Uppal.
TPCC working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti (MRPS) founder president Manda Krishna Madiga, CPM Telangana state secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram, Balladeer Gaddar visited the hospital on Monday.
Rally by OU and EFLU students
In wake of the suicide of UoH research scholar Rohith Vemula, students of Osmania University (OU) and English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) organised a rally from OU Arts College to the OU Police Station on Monday.