MP: Trainee sub-inspector Anamika Kushwaha, who was recruited through Vyapam, found dead

Posted on: 09:58 AM IST Jul 06, 2015 | Updated on: 11:30 am,Jul 6,2015 IST
Bhopal: The high-profile Vyapam scam is getting murkier with each passing day and now a trainee sub-inspector is found dead under mysterious circumstances in a lake in Sagar’s district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday morning. Anamika Kushwaha was recruited through Vyapam and was from 2014 batch.

Eyewitnesses claimed that the death was a suicide.

The Vyapam scam relates to irregularities in admission in state-run medical colleges and recruitment in government jobs.

State police said, “At 4.45 AM we were told by one trainee that one a girl has jumped in pond to commit suicide. Two people saw her jumping into pond. The moment we got information we saved her and sent to hospital but she was declared brought dead.”

Even as over 40 people have died in the multi-crore scam, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has still not agreed for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Chouhan said that the high court has struck down the demand for a CBI probe and is monitoring the case.

In the last 48 hours, a journalist and a doctor have died under mysterious circumstances. TV Today journalist Akshay Singh died under mysterious circumstances soon after he interviewed the parents of a girl who was found dead after her name figured in the massive admission and recruitment scandal.

The incident took place in Meghnagar near Jhabua town.

On Sunday, Dr Arun Sharma, the dean of a medical college in Jabalpur and suspected of having links to some accused in the Vyapam scam, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a Delhi hotel.

Meanwhile, the opposition has upped the ante against the BJP government demanding a CBI probe saying it has no faith in the state government.

The Vyapam scam has become a major political controversy with numerous witnesses and accused dying under mysterious circumstances. The Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam relates to irregularities in admission in state-run medical colleges and recruitment in government jobs.

The MPPEB conducts entrance and recruitment tests for admission in medical and engineering courses, and selection in certain government services, among others.

It has been alleged that corrupt officials at the board took money to compromise the examination and recruitment for several professional courses. These courses include pre-engineering, pre-medical, MCA, teaching among others.