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Kejriwal attacks Prime Minister over Dalit student’s death

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016,10:51 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the alleged suicide by a Dalit student in Hyderabad, demanding that he should sack the Union Minister accused in the matter and also apologise to the nation. Modi govt constitutionally duty bound to uplift dalits.

Instead Modiji’s ministers got five dalit students ostracised and suspended, he said in a tweet. It’s not suicide. It’s murder. It’s murder of democracy, social justice n equality. Modi ji should sack ministers n aplogoize to the nation, the Delhi Chief Minister said. Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and the Hyderabad University Vice Chancellor were yesterday named in an FIR over the alleged suicide of the student.

Rohit Vemula, the dead student, was among five research scholars who were suspended by the varsity in August last year and also one of the accused in the case of assault on a ABVP leader. They were also kept out of the hostel. Rohit was found hanging in the hostel room located on the varsity campus on January 17.