One more death discovered in Vyapam Scam, number of deaths now 44

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The number of deaths under mysterious circumstances pertaining to the Vyapam Scam seems to be going upwards. A fresh case of death of a suspect named Amit Sagar was reported. Sagar a veterinary student in Mhow was found dead in a pond in Sheopur district of the state in February in 2015, though the incident has come to light only now.

He was named by prime accused in the case Indrajeet Bhushan who hails from Bihar. Bhushan was arrested by police as a mastermind in the PMT paper leak. During interrogation in May, Indrajeet revealed Amit’s name. When police tried to contact Amit, it was found that he was already dead.

This is reportedly the 44th death in connection with Vyapam scam. The Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the scandal had submitted to the MP High Court that 23 deceased in the MPPEB scam had died unnatural deaths so far.

Yesterday, senior Supreme Court advocate KTS Tulsi had termed the series of events as a “reign of terror” and said, “I have never seen any case in the world where witness after witness are dying and accused after accused are dying. What is the reason? People are suspicious that may be it is a way of saving the Chief Minister.”

Tulsi also called for an impartial probe to unearth the truth.

The Vyapam Scam involved the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, which holds exams for positions like medical officers, constables, teachers and auditors for government departments. The candidates allegedly bribed government officials to ensure that they made it to the list of those who cleared the test.

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