Case registered against 29 for vandalizing Hyd. Univ. VC’s office

Hyderabad, Mar. 23 (ANI): A case was registered on Wednesday against 27 students including two faculty members of the Hyderabad University in connection with yesterday’s incident, where angry students staged a protest against varsity Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile, who resumed office after going on leave amid the storm following the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula.

The students were seen swarming into Rao’s office and vandalise the area while maintaining their demands of his resignation.

Rao was under fire for his handling of the suspension of the five Dalit students, one of whom, Rohith Vemula, committed suicide on January 17.

Demanding the Vice Chancellor’s resignation, the students had vehemently protested demanding his resignation.

26-year-old Rohith Vemula who hanged himself in Hyderabad Central University campus in January, was suspended from his hostel in August last year for allegedly attacking an ABVP leader.

Rao had earlier said that he is going on leave to facilitate talks with the protesting students. (ANI)

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