Rohith Vemula’s brother to get job: Delhi government

New Delhi: The Delhi government said on Wednesday it would give a job to the brother of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula of Hyderabad University who committed suicide last month.

“Delhi Government will give an appropriate job to late Rohith Vemula‚Äôs brother depending on as and when he applies for the same,” a government statement said.

The decision was among various other decision taken by the Delhi cabinet on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, the family members and friends of Vemula met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence.

His mother requested Kejriwal for a government job for her younger son since the family does not have any source of income.

Vemula committed suicide on January 17 after he and four other Dalit students were suspended in Hyderabad University following an alleged clash with a leader of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh.

The suicide triggered in different parts of the country. His family refused to accept government compensation.