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Rohit Vemula was not a Dalit, ended his life due to frustration: Probe panel

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New Delhi: Rohit Vemula, the Dalit student, whose suicide earlier this year caused massive uproar in the country resulting in anti-establish demonstrations, ended his life because he was frustrated and did not belong to the backward class, a one-man enquiry panel told the HRD Ministry, according to media reports.

Chaired by retired judge AK Roopanwal, the report states that Vemula’s mother chose to be a Dalit to reap benefits from the schemes provided by the government for the backward communities.

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The same report also highlighted that Vemula committed suicide owing to personal problems and not due to expulsion as stated earlier.

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The retired judge was also quoted in the media as saying that the decision to expel him from the Hyderabad University, which came under scanner post the incident, was right and logical.

Earlier it was said that former HRD Minister Smriti Irani and MP Bandaru Dattatreya played a role in Vemula’s expulsion from the campus, which the report dismissed.

– India Blooms News Service

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