Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Personal frustration drove Rohith Vemula to suicide, says probe

Narada Desk | October 6, 2016 8:48 am Print
According to the probe, Vemula’s decision to commit suicide was wholly his own and not abetted by either the university administration or the government

The one-man judicial commission set up by the HRD Ministry on January 28 this year to look into Rohith Vemula’s suicide on Hyderabad University campus has said in its report that personal frustration, not discrimination, drove the 26-year-old PhD scholar to take the step, Indian Express has reported.

According to the probe, Vemula’s decision to commit suicide was wholly his own and not abetted by either the university administration or the government. The 41-page report was submitted by former Allahabad High Court judge Justice AK Roopanwal in August.

The report dismissed the possibility that Vemula could have faced discrimination. It rejected claims that the university’s decision to expel him and his batchmates from the hostel was taken under political pressure.

According to Roopanwal, Radhika claimed to be Mala to support the caste certificate issued to her son. Her claim that her foster parents told her that her biological parents belonged to the SC community was “improbable and unbelievable”, said the commission.

 

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