The sad and sudden demise of Rohit Vemula, a research scholar from University of Hyderabad (UoH), shook the whole nation. Apart from being a brilliant scholar, who had qualified the CSIR-UGC examination twice, he was also an activist in pursuit of social change, a staunch defender of human rights, who strongly fought the inequalities and caste atrocities. Having known Rohit as someone with a strong positive attitude, it is certain that external forces have played a role in pushing him towards the unfortunate act.