Rohith Vemula, one of the five dalit scholars expelled by the University of Hyderabad last year, has committed suicide by hanging himself at a hostel.
He was doing his PhD in science technology and society studies for the past two years. Later he got involved in a tiff between two student groups in August last year. The University administration ordered a probe which led to the expulsion of Rohith along with four others. He was a student leader in the Ambedkar Students Association.
He had been sleeping in the open along with other expelled students for the past two weeks.