"Rohith was not a weak person, who could have lost his heart at the suspension (by the Hyderabad Central University). There could have been some personal and particular reasons behind his suicide", Susheel Kumar told reporters in a press conference here.

"Let there be a free and fair inquiry...maybe judicial or other. If I am found guilty, then I am ready to face punishment", he said.

"But I want to ask why there has been so much of over-reaction to this particular suicide case only. HCU witnessed over 12 suicides in the last seven to eight years. Why are people being so selective about this particular case alone", Kumar said.

"I did not have any personal issues with Rohith, there were only ideological differences", Kumar said in response to a query.

"Rohith and other members assaulted me and I was grievously injured, following which I landed in a hospital and also underwent an appendicitis surgery", he claimed.

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