Rohith Vemula's mother hospitalised, protest set to intensify today

Rohit Vemula's mother, Radhika Vemula was on Sunday night shifted to a hospital in view of her deteriorating health condition.

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2016, 10:28 AM IST
Rohith Vemula's mother hospitalised, protest set to intensify today

Hyderabad: Rohit Vemula's mother, Radhika Vemula was on Sunday night shifted to a hospital in view of her deteriorating health condition.

Rohith, a Dalit scholar in Hyderabad University, committed suicide on the Hyderabad Central University (HCU) campus on January 17 after he, along with four others Dalit students, was suspended last year in connection with an attack on an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) leader.

Rohith's brother Raja confirmed the news and said that Radhika Vemula complained of chest and heart pain and thus was shifted to a private hosital. She is currently in ICU.

Meanwhile, the students of Hyderabad University are all set to intensify their protest against the death of the Dalit scholar on Monday.

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Social Justice, an umbrella of student groups has vowed to continue the protest till justice is done to Rohith's family.

The JAC has also called for 'Chalo HCU' (Hyderabad Central University) on Monday to intensify the protest. It has called upon students from across the country to reach the campus for protest.