Students protested in Hyderabad University after Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile, who went on a leave after the death of Dalit Scholar Rohit Vemula, returned to the University. As per a report, hundreds of students protested on campus and broke into Rao’s office and lodge, damaging office furniture and breaking equipment.
Appa Rao Podile was accused by protesters of abetting the Dalit Scholar’s suicide, after which, he went on a two month leave.
Rao was the one who had ordered the suspension of Rohith Vemula and four other students from the university hostel for allegedly beating up an ABVP leader.
Vemula killed himself on January 17 after days of alleged caste discrimination and ostracising on campus.