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One more Vypam death; Jabalpur Medical College dean found dead in Delhi hotel

New Delhi: In one more death related to the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam Scam, the dean of Jabalpur's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Dr Arun Sharma, was found dead at a Delhi hotel on Sunday

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 05, 2015 20:46 IST ]
one more vypam death jabalpur medical college dean found
one more vypam death jabalpur medical college dean found dead in delhi hotel

New Delhi: In one more death related to the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam Scam, the dean of Jabalpur's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Dr Arun Sharma, was found dead at a Delhi hotel on Sunday morning.

Sharma's body was found in the Uppal Hotel near the Indira Gandhi International airport.

Sharma, the head of radiology department in the college, succeeded dean Dr D K Sakalley a month ago.

Sakalley had died under mysterious circumstances on July 4, 2014.  He was also a member of committee probing multi-layered scam.

Whistle blowers claim that Sharma was also under pressure from students sacked for their alleged role in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) or Vyapam scam.

Sharma, who had taken charge as dean a month ago, was found dead inside his hotel room. He was on his way to Agartala as part of an inspection team of Medical Council of India (MCI).

Just yesterday, a journalist covering Vypam scam died under mysterious circumstances.

Akshay Singh, who worked for the TV Today group, had just interviewed parents of a girl who had been found dead near railway tracks after her name figured in the infamous Vyapam scam of Madhya Pradesh.

The multi-crore job scam has been rocked by several deaths under suspicious conditions. Some reports suggest that 45 people, associated with the scam, have died so far.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said he would write to the high court-appointed Special Investigation Team probing the Vyapam scam to look into the sudden death of the journalist.

Calling Akshay's death as “extremely unfortunate”, the CM assured that strict action will be taken against those found guilty.

"The death of the Aaj Tak journalist is very unfortunate. My condolences are with the family of Mr Akash Singh. A post-mortem was conducted on his body by a panel of doctors on Saturday. The facts will emerge after the report of the autopsy comes in," Chouhan said at a press conference in Bhopal.

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