news Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 05:30
  Pakshi Singh, the sister of television reporter Akshay Singh who died in Madhya Pradesh under mysterious circumstances while on the trail of the Vyapam scam, on Sunday demanded that his viscera should be examined outside that state for a fair investigation. According to reports, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has agreed to send Singh's viscera samples to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, after his sister had written to the CM. Pakshi had earlier written a letter to Chouhan, requesting him that her brother's viscera preferably be sent to AIIMS for examination. "As you know he (Akshay Singh) died under mysterious circumstances on July 4. I request you to get his viscera examined outside Madhya Pradesh, preferably at AIIMS in Delhi, for free and fair investigation. Please allow it." New Delhi-based television reporter Akshay Singh died in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua district on Saturday while covering the Vyapam scam. He went to the state to cover the recent string of deaths of people involved in the scam. A family that he interviewed confirmed that Singh and two others had visited their house in the afternoon. After the interview, Singh was waiting for some papers to get photocopied when he started frothing at the mouth. He was taken to three hospitals but doctors reportedly couldn't save him. The India Today Group in a statement said, "The India Today Group is deeply saddened by the untimely demise of Akshay Singh. Akshay had been working with Aaj Tak as a Special Correspondent since December 2013. Akshay died in the Jhabua District of Madhya Pradesh this afternoon." "Akshay worked with the Special Investigation Team of Aaj Tak. He was an enterprising journalist who had many hard hitting investigations to his credit.He had been on an assignment in Madhya Pradesh investigating the Vyapam scam for the past four days. The cause of his sudden demise is not yet clear. We mourn the death of our valued colleague. Our thoughts and prayers are with Akshay's family. We hope that doctors and law enforcement agencies are able to establish the cause of Akshay's death," the statement further said. Here is the letter, courtesy Aditya Raj Kaul:   With inputs from IANS
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