On Sunday, Rohit Vermula, 26, a Dalit PhD scholar🙇🏻 was found hanging at Hyderabad Central University’s🏤 (HCU) hostel room located on the campus. He was among 5⃣ research scholars who were suspended by HCU🏤 in August 2015, and also one of the accused in the assaulting 👊an ABVP student leader. Several students held a demonstration, raising slogans✊ demanding that the police👮 register a case against Union Minister and BJP🔸 leader Bandaru Dattatreya. It is alleged that Dattatreya wrote✍ to the HRD seeking action against these research scholars. Last week, some students of the Joint Action Committee stormed👊 the HCU Administration Building protesting😡 the suspension of the scholars. The protesters called it “undemocratic” and a "social boycott" since the researchers were denied🚫 access to hostels and forced to sleep in a tent on the campus.