Rohith Vemula’s mother, brother detained in Hyderabad

To observe Rohith�s first death anniversary, students and supporters had gathered at the university on Tuesday to pay their respects to him at a stupa that has been erected on the campus.

Rohith Vemula’s mother, brother detained in Hyderabad

The Cyberabad police detained Radhika and Raja Vemula, mother and brother of Rohith Vemula, respectively, as they tried to enter the University of Hyderabad campus in Gachibowli, late on Tuesday evening.

Several other student protesters were also arrested along with the Vemulas.

To observe Rohith’s first death anniversary, students and supporters had gathered at the university on Tuesday to pay their respects to him at a stupa that has been erected on the campus.


But, the police refused to allow Rohith's family near the memorial, and detained them along with several other students.

Rohith Vemula, a Dalit student at the University, had killed himself last year on January 17, allegedly due to harassment from the University management.

Following this, angry students at the university burnt effigy of Telangana Chief Minister KCR, raising slogans against the Telangana police and the state government.