news Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 05:30
  In another mysterious death surrounding those involved in the investigation of the Vyapam scam, the dean of a medical college from Jabalpur was found dead in New Delhi on Sunday morning. According to a report by NDTV, Dr Arun Sharma was assisting the Special Task Force investigating the scam. He was found dead this morning with the police saying that whiskey and medicines were found near his bed. Sharma’s death on account of unknown reasons comes after reports of the death of journalist Akshay Singh on Saturday evening. The reporter with TV News channel Aaj Tak, fell ill after having interviewed the parents of a girl whose name had surfaced in the scam after she was found dead near the railway tracks. Read - Journalist covering Vyapam scam drops dead mysteriously Sharma was supposed to be heading to Agartala as part of an investigation team of Medical Council of India. His body will be reportedly sent for post-mortem after his son arrives in the capital. Sharma's death comes after just a week after Narendra Singh Tomar, an accused in the Vyapam scam, died in the Indore jail after complaining of chest pain. The MPPEB also known as the  Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam) has the responsibility of conducting entrance tests for admission to various colleges and jobs in Madhya Pradesh.  The Vyapam scam pertains to manipulation in the selection process for government jobs conducted by MPPEB which came to light after a report by the Madhya Pradesh Local Fund Audit office for 2007-08 found alleged financial and administrative irregularities, including unauthorized disposal of application forms, worth crores of rupees by the MPPEB According to reports, 33 accused and witnesses in the scam have died so far. However, the opposition alleges that number is much higher. There are more than 2,000 accused in the scam, which includes scores of high ranking officials and also politicians in the Madhya Pradesh government. Around 1,900 are reportedly in jail and 500 said to be absconding. Read - Is Vyapam scam turning to be one of India's biggest cover-ups?
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