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Why did Rohith Vemula strike off a paragraph in his suicide letter?

Amidst huge turmoil over his suicide, Rohith Vemula's last letter has raised a question mark on the Dalit scholar's intention of doing so.


Why did Rohith Vemula strike off a paragraph in his suicide letter?
Activist of a Dalit organisation participate in a candle light vigil holding photographs of student Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad: Amidst huge turmoil over his suicide, Rohith Vemula's last letter has raised a question mark on the Dalit scholar's intention of doing so.

In the letter, an entire paragraph has been scratched off.

The letter purportedly written by Rohith before he committed suicide has been sent to the forensic lab for analysis, news agency PTI quoted police sources as saying.

"The letter was sent to forensic lab for handwriting match and other analysis. It would take a few days to get the report," police sources told PTI.

 

A line is written and signed in a bracket next to the paragraph, which says "I myself strike these words off." This means it is quite possible that Rohith struck off the paragraph himself.

NDTV reports that the deleted words could be about Rohith's “disillusionment with his own union, the Ambedkar Students' Association”.

 

Rohith's body was found hanging at one of the hostel rooms on the Hyderabad Central University campus on Sunday.

Rohith and four other students were earlier suspended from the university following an alleged assault on an ABVP leader. Later, the suspension was revoked but they were barred from accessing hostel facilities.

 

Cyberabad police has named Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Vice Chancellor Appa Rao, Telangana BJP MLC Ramachandra Rao and two students in the FIR filed in the suicide case.

 

(With Agency inputs)

From Zee News

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