A day before he left, I met Akshay and warned him to be careful: Digvijay Singh

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Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has said that he warned Akshay a day before he left for MP on Vyapam assignment. He said he had told him ‘to be careful.’

He tweeted:

Singh said that the post morten should have happened in camera and under supervision of senior doctors in Delhi.

Aaj Tak journalist Akshay Singh, who was a part of the Special Investigative Team of the channel, had died in Madhya Pradesh under mysterious circumstances on Saturday.

Akshay had gone to MP to investigate the Vyapam scam.

This is the 46th instance of death of a journalist in MP while trying to cover this scam.

The Vyapam scam is a huge admission and recruitment scandal involving politicians, bureaucrats and middlemen. Several politicians, including former state Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma, a host of officials and aspirants have been arrested in the case.

According to reports, Akshay suddenly took ill and died after having 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 incident took place in Meghnagar near Jhabua town.

Akshay on Friday had called on the parents of Namrata Damor, whose body had been found under mysterious circumstances near railway tracks in Ujjain district.

Namrata’s father Mehtab Singh Damor said Akshay and two others visited their house this afternoon. After the interview was over, someone was sent to get some papers photocopied.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while expressing grief over Akshay Singh’s death assured TV Today Group of a fair and strict probe into the incident.

He said, “I am saddened by the untimely death of Aaj Tak journalist. We are with the family in this hour of grief. I aasure a strict probe into the incident. It is unfortunate that such an incident has happened in Madhya Pradesh. “I also request the Madhya Pradesh High Court to provide ample security cover to all those accused of the scam who are in jail.”

Surprisingly, the doctor has denied any possible foul play.

Dr Ashok Bachani, medical officer, Dahod Civil Hospital said that the post mortem did not show any foul play. He said no external wounds were found on the body and they had now sent viscera for histopathology and forensic analysis.

 

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