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Conclusions drawn from suicide note without experts! What was found after 8 years of Rohit Vemula’s death?

The police has filed a closure report in the case of Rohit Vemula, a student who committed suicide in the University of Hyderabad. The report, which came eight years after Rohit’s death, gave a clean chit to the university. The report does not appear to go out of its way to criticize university officials.


  • Police closed the case after 8 years of Rohit Vemula’s death.
  • In the report, the police declared the university completely clean.
  • Said in the report- Rohit was not a Dalit, he had lied about caste.
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‘Look at that point again. He is here. That is home. This is us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you’ve ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived their life. The mass of our joys and sufferings, thousands of convinced religions, ideologies and economic theories, every hunter and explorer, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and farmer, every young couple in love, every mother and father, The hopeful child, the inventor and discoverer, every teacher of morality, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar’, every ‘supreme leader’, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – particles of dust suspended between the rays of the sun. like. These lines, written by astronomer and renowned science communicator Carl Sagan, accompany a photograph of Earth taken by the spacecraft Voyager I. On February 14, 1990, the spacecraft was about to leave our solar system. Carl Sagan made us realize that from 6.4 billion kilometers away from the edge of outer space, not only is our Earth an insignificant entity, but so are the many battles we fight in the name of faith, power, love, identity. Are.

Who is responsible for Rohit’s death?

Now, let’s travel 6.4 billion kilometers back to Hyderabad. Grappling with race, morality, and a little truth or the many shades of truth. Eight years after he committed suicide on the Hyderabad University campus, Rohith Vemula came into limelight again on May 2 this year. The police filed a closure report in a local court. It conclusively stated that university official Rohith Vemula was not responsible for the death. Also, Rohit was not a Dalit and he may have lied about his caste. And this happened right in the middle of the Lok Sabha campaign when the Congress and the BJP were accusing each other of trying to end reservations for SCs, STs and OBCs. Due to this, the Telangana DGP hastily announced that he was ordering a re-investigation.

We lost a young man who aspired to reach the stars with his words. This is what we should mourn. Rohit was not just a Dalit or OBC, but a dreamer and a wordsmith.

Robin David, author

Voyager I, Carl Sagan’s Rohit connection

What do Voyager I and Carl Sagan have to do with Rohit Vemula? Just before he died, Rohit wrote a detailed suicide note in which he said that he wanted to become a writer. Science writers like Carl Sagan. I love the nature of science stars. But then I loved people without knowing that people had long ago been divorced from nature.’ From this it is clear that Rohit was a sensitive young man with a passion for words. Imagine him writing about India landing a rover on the Moon or sending a spacecraft into orbit 1.5 million km from Earth to study the Sun. The police may find it difficult to blame the university authorities for Rohit’s death in the closure report, as his suicide note specifically states that no one provoked him by words or actions. But it seems the report doesn’t even go out of its way to rebuke officials.

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What facts are missing from the report?

After all, it was a clash between two groups of students. Then, why was only one group reprimanded? Is the notion of impartiality not as important as impartiality, especially in an educational institution with a politically charged campus? The closure report goes into detail about Rohit’s caste and concludes that the family was from the Vaddera OBC community. However, the fact that Rohit felt strongly about the Dalit issue and was a Dalit activist at the time of his death is missing from the report. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the Closer report is that, without citing any mental health expert, it uses Rohit’s suicide note to conclude that his ‘lonely’ and “unappreciated” childhood was responsible for his suicide. It is possible Some lines of the suicide note also reveal that he was unhappy with the student organizations he was associated with.


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There is no mention of experts in the report

The fact that he had written a sarcastic letter to the Vice-Chancellor seeking help to kill himself was completely rejected. The report said that if it is investigated whether it could be a sign of his suicide, then this letter was written a month ago and the despair, anger with which it must have been written has died down with the passage of time. will be.’ This appears to be the opinion of a police officer who considers himself a suicide expert as the report does not state whether the officer consulted any experts to reach this conclusion. Of course, eight years after his death it is difficult to tell whether Rohit would have achieved success as a writer and whether his words would have had the magic of Sagan to inspire generations. But it is true that he aspired to be another Sagan. This is what we lost when Rohit committed suicide that day in 2016. We lost a young man who aspired to reach the stars with his words. This is what we should mourn. Politicians of every hue, who first tried to suppress voices like Rohit’s and then tried to profit from his death, didn’t get it. Rohit was not just a Dalit or OBC, but a dreamer and a wordsmith.

Anil Kumar

About the Author

Anil Kumar

Anil has been active in the media industry for more than a decade. The journey that started with reporting from Dainik Jagran Chandigarh in 2009, has reached via Dainik Bhaskar, Rajasthan Patrika, Amar Ujala, He is originally from Bihar but completed his education from Delhi. Along with sports and education reporting, he also has experience of working on the central desk. Has special interest in politics, sports as well as foreign news.… Read more
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