Rohith Vemula’s mother accepts Rs 8 L compensation from Hyderabad University

Hyderabad: The mother of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, who allegedly committed suicide, has accepted a compensation of Rs 8 Lakh from the University of Hyderabad.

Radhika Vemula, mother of Rohith Vemula said her lawyers had advised her to take it.

Vemula, a research scholar at the Hyderabad Central University, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a hostel room on January 17, 2016.

He was allegedly upset over disciplinary action taken against him by the university.

His suicide had triggered a huge political furore with the then HRD Minister, Smriti Irani, coming under attack along with Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya for having written a letter related to the matter.