Kejriwal attacks PM over Dalit student's death, demands apology

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday 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.

Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

"Modi govt constitutionally duty bound to uplift dalits. Instead Modiji's ministers got five dalit students ostracised n suspended," he said in a tweet.

"It's not suicide. It's murder. It's murder of democracy, social justice n equality.Modi ji shd 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 17 January.


Updated Date: Jan 19, 2016 11:14 AM

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