New Delhi/Bhopal, July 5: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has accepted TV journalist Akshay Singh’s sister’s appeal wherein she demanded the examination of the viscera sample of her brother, who died while covering the Vyapam scam, to be examined outside Madhya Pradesh.
Earlier, sister of TV journalist Akshay Singh demanded the examination of the viscera sample of her brother to be examined outside Madhya Pradesh, preferably in Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
On Saturday, Akshay Singh 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 Vyapam scam.
The incident took place in Meghnagar near Jhabua town.
Akshay was rushed to the civil hospital and later to a private hospital, but doctors failed to revive him. From there he was taken to another hospital in nearby Dahod in Gujarat, where he was declared brought dead.
The Chief Minister had earlier said that he was writing a letter to the SIT to probe the journalist’s death.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister over TV journalist Akshay Singh’s death.
The last rites of Akshay Singh were held on Sunday in the capital where Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were among those present.
Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyaya, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, DPCC chief Ajay Maken and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Randeep Singh Surjewala also attended the cremation at Nigambodh Ghat in East Delhi.
Earlier on Sunday morning, a Dean of a Jabalpur Medical College, said to be probing fake examinees in the Vyapam scam, was also found dead under mysterious circumstances at a hotel in south-west Delhi’s Dwarka.
At least 25 accused and witnesses have died so far in Vyapam scam, an admission and recruitment racket allegedly involving several bureaucrats and politicians.
The Congress and Aam Aadmi Party mounted a sharp attack on the BJP government in MP demanding a thorough investigation into the deaths of a number of persons allegedly related to Vyapam scam.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said he was “pained” to meet the family members of the journalist.
(With Agency Inputs)