AP govt to offer jobs to Rohith Vemula's brother, mother; TDP offers ex-gratia to family

Jan 20, 2016, 22:00 IST | PTI

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday said it would offer jobs to the mother and brother of Rohith Vemula, the research scholar at Hyderabad Central University who committed suicide on Sunday.

State Social Welfare Minister Ravela Kishore Babu said the ruling Telugu Desam Party had also offered Rs 5 lakh as ex-gratia to the family.

"On behalf of the party, the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu offered Rs 5 lakh to the family. And on government's behalf, we will be providing a contract teacher's job to Rohith's brother who is doing MSc. We will also give Rohith's mother a job appropriate for her qualifications," Ravela told PTI.

The minister and some TDP leaders today visited Vemula's mother and offered condolences.

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