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Dalit Student Suicide: Chirag Paswan-Led Panel Heads To HCU Campus

A delegation led by LJP Parliamentary Board Chairman Chirag Paswan and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's brother Ramchandra Paswan, left for Hyderabad on Tuesday to meet the family members of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula. Lok Janashakti Party (LJP), an ally of the NDA government at the Centre bated for strict action against the culprits involved in the death of the Dalit scholar.

"The suicide of Dalit student from Hyderabad Rohith Vemula is a heart rending incident. LJP demands a high-level impartial probe into it," Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Twitter.

"The national Vice President of LJP and Dalit Sena's President Ramchandra Paswan has left for Hyderabad to gather information about the incident," he said in another Twitter.

According to party sources, the delegation will meet students of Hyderabad University protesting against the death of the Dalit scholar. It will also meet Mr Vemula's family members. The delegation along with the Union Minister is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after they return from the state with a report, sources said.

The Dalit student Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide on Sunday night, 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. They were also kept out of the hostel. Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Hyderabad University Vice Chancellor Appa Rao and three others were yesterday named in an FIR lodged with the Cyberabad police over the incident.

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