Wednesday, February 9, 2011

[ZESTCaste] IIT student who killed himself faced casteist remarks: Family

IIT student who killed himself faced casteist remarks: Family
PTI, Feb 8, 2011, 05.14pm IST

MUZAFFARNAGAR: The family of a Dalit student of IIT-Roorkee, who had
allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of his
hostel, has alleged that some other students had made "casteist"
remarks against him.

Manish Kumar, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, had died on Saturday and
was cremated here last evening after his body was brought to his
hometown following post-mortem in Roorkee.

Mahender Kumar, the uncle of the deceased student, alleged that
"casteist" remarks were made by some senior students against his
nephew and he complained about it to the authorities of IIT-Roorkee.

However, no action was taken against the students, he claimed and
demanded an independent inquiry into the incident.

Manish was a student of B.Tech third year at the institute. The
authorities of the IIT-Roorkee could not be immediately reached for
reaction to the allegations.

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