The family of Dalit student Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide in Hyderabad, on Wednesday, urged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to provide a government job to his younger brother.
“Rohith`s mother requested the chief minister to provide a government job to the brother as the family does not have any source of income,” a Delhi government official said.
“Kejriwal assured the family their demand will be sympathetically considered,” the official said.
Vemula committed suicide on January 17 after he four other Dalit students were suspended in Hyderabad University following an alleged clash with a leader of the ABVP, the student wing of the RSS.
The suicide triggered nationwide protests. Vemula’s family refused to accept compensation offered by the government.