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Telangana DGP to Conduct Further Probe in Rohith Vemula Death Case

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In a significant development, the Telangana Director General of Police (DGP) has ordered a further probe into the Rohith Vemula death case. This decision comes after the closure report filed by the police raised doubts and concerns.

Background of Rohith Vemula

Rohith Vemula, a research scholar at the University of Hyderabad, tragically took his own life in January 2016. His death sparked widespread protests and discussions about caste discrimination and social justice in India. Vemula’s suicide note highlighted the challenges he faced as a Dalit student and the discrimination he experienced within the academic system.

Closure Report and Doubts

Recently, the Telangana Police filed a closure report in the case, suggesting that Vemula had died by suicide out of fear of his true caste being revealed. However, Vemula’s family expressed doubts about the investigation results. They raised questions about the thoroughness of the inquiry and the conclusions drawn by the police.

DGP’s Statement in Rohith Vemula Death Case

In response to the concerns raised by Vemula’s family, the Telangana DGP, Ravi Gupta, released a statement. He acknowledged the doubts expressed by Vemula’s mother and others and announced that the police would conduct a further investigation into the case. The DGP emphasized the importance of addressing any lingering doubts and ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Seeking Justice

The decision to reopen the case reflects the commitment of the Telangana Police to seek justice for Rohith Vemula. A petition will be filed in court to formally request the additional investigation. The goal is to uncover any overlooked evidence, clarify unanswered questions, and provide closure to Vemula’s family and supporters.


As the case takes a new turn, all eyes are on the investigative process. The pursuit of truth and justice remains paramount, and the Telangana Police’s decision to delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding Rohith Vemula’s death is a step in that direction.

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