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DU scholar, supporters continue hunger strike to demand teacher's arrest

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The relay hunger strike by a University Ph.D. scholar -- who has filed a police complaint over alleged casteist remarks made against him -- and his supporters on the campus to demand the arrest of the so-called erring continued for the fourth day on Sunday.

from the complained to police last week against HoD K.T.S. Sarao.

"We will observe the relay hunger strike till Sarao is arrested," told IANS.

"The DCP (North) has asked the witnesses to record their statements tomorrow (Monday)... We will continue the hunger strike in the meantime," he said.

According to Surendra Kumar, a supporting the protesting students, a complaint was filed against Sarao at the station but the police failed to act initially.

"The police registered the complaint only after students took out a protest march to the police station. Members of University Teachers' Association and statutory bodies are also supporting the students and have demanded an inquiry," the research scholar claimed.



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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 19:04 IST