Hyderabad: Jan 18; The police on Monday registered cases against four persons in connection with the death of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the cases were booked against a Union Minister and three others, charging them with abetment to suicide under Section 306 of the IPC. Section 144 has been imposed at the University of Hyderabad campus.
Sources suggested the police had received two complaints following which the action was taken.
The post-mortem was taken up at the Osmania General Hospital (OGH) mortuary amid heavy security and all the gates leading to the mortuary were closed.
People who visited the mortuary to meet the family members of Rohith were taken into preventive custody by the police.
The family members wanted to conduct the final rites of Rohith at Uppal where they have few relatives, but the police reportedly advised them to take the body to their native place in Guntur fearing trouble in the city.
Rohith Vemula hanged himself to death 12 days after he was expelled from his hostel along with four other researchers. The five students, all belonging to Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) were on a sleep-in strike in the open on campus even since their expulsion.