The students demanded police register a case under SC/ST Atrocity Act against Union minister and BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya.Hyderabad police today filed an FIR against Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya under the SC/ST Act after students alleged that the minister wrote to the HRD ministry demanding the suspension of five research scholars studying in Hyderabad Central University.

Trouble began when the body of Vemula Rohit, a Dalit PhD scholar, was found hanging at the Central University’s hostel room in the campus on Sunday.

Rohit was among the five research scholars who were suspended by Hyderabad Central University (HCU) in August last year and also one of the accused in the case of assault on a student leader, Anand had said.

The suspension was revoked later. Further investigation in the case is on.

The five research scholars were suspended from the hostel for rest of their study period for allegedly attacking an ABVP leader.

Abe is the letter that BJP MP Bandaru Dattatreya to HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

It was this letter which led to eviction of Rohith Velmula and his 4 other friends who continued their protest in front of the University of Hyderabad by sitting on road. Rohith committed suicide yesterday.

It must not be forgotten that the University Proctor’s report had not found any evidence against the 5 Dalit students. This is what the Proctor’s report says –

“The board could not get any hard evidence of beating of Mr. Susheel kumar either from Mr Krishna Chaitanya or from the reports submitted by Dr. Anupama. Dr. Anupama’s reports also could not link or suggest that the surgery of the Susheel Kumar is the direct result of the beating.”