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Sunday, July 05, 2015

Toll has now reached 45 in Vyapam scam

By on Sunday, July 05, 2015

45 deaths in Vyapam scam: Journalist vomited froth, died during coverage

 
T.V. Journalist-- Akshay Singh

The Vyapam scam involves selection of candidates for and various state services like police, excise, revenue and teachers, between 2007 and 2013 to an estimated 140,000 posts. It also involves thousands of illegal admissions in graduate and post-graduate medical and dental colleges.

Akshay on Saturday was at Megh Nagar visit to interview the kin of Namrta Damor. Namrta Damor’s dead body after her name being highlighted  in Vyapam scam was found in mysterious circumstances near rail track in Ujjain in the year 2012.
Mehtab Singh Damor, Namrta’s father, said, "A reporter, including 2 more for the TV channel, came to home this afternoon. A familiar went to the near market to have Xerox copies of concerning papers after the talks with them.”
He added, “As the trio were waiting for photo copy outside home, Akshay vomited froth from the mouth and he was rushed to civil hospital. Whence he was referred to a private hospital.”
However he was carried to Dahod, a place away from the private hospital, at the border of Madhya Pradesh where the doctors declared him dead.
Mr, Akshay Singh, special correspondent of a TV news channel, died  during the coverage  of high profile Vyapam scam. Mr. Singh died on Saturday near Megh Nagar Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh. There is no information about the death cause. While CM, Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan,  gave assurance of SIT probe in this connection.      
Chief Minister of State, Shiv Raj Singh, condoled this incident. That the matter will be investigated under SIT observation and the state government will remain nothing to probe into the case assured he. Mr. Akshay going at different venues since the past 4 days was on coverage of  Vyapam scam. The team of three persons was on visit to Megh Nagar to cover a special report on this scam. 
The scam is perhaps of the highest magnitude in the state in terms of arrests made, deaths recorded and money involved - various estimates put the figure at over Rs 2,000 Crore. 
The Prime Minister who rode to power on a promise of corruption-free governance has opted to keep quiet on the issue as some RSS functionaries have also been named in the case.
CM told on telephone, "Next kin of deceased persons have not yet complaint about any accused who died in mysterious circumstances till the past 4-5 days."
Sunday’s deaths occurred in Gwalior and Indore. Dr Rajendra Arya(40) who was on bail in the PEB scam reportedly succumbed to some disease in Gwalior while Narendra Singh Tomar (29) complained of chest pain while in Jail in Indore and died on being taken to a government hospital. Tomar’s father Kailash Singh has attributed the death to police torture.
 The head of the SIT had put the deaths since the scam broke at 40.

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