Bhopal: After a brief lull, the Vyapam scam has come back to haunt again with another mysterious death being reported, this time from Odisha.
As per a report in the Hindustan Times, Vijay Bahadur, a retired Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer, was found dead on railway tracks in Jharsuguda.
Bahadur's body was discovered early on October 15, the report said.
The retired bureaucrat had served as an observer for two recruitment tests conducted by the Vyapam.
As per reports, Bahadur had gone to Puri in Odisha with his wife Nita Singh to attend a reunion of 1978 batch IFS officers. His body was found on railway tracks when he was returning to Bhopal.
According to Dilip Bag, deputy superintendent of police, GRP (Jharsuguda), Bahadur prima facie died after falling from the moving train.
But, the post-mortem report is still awaited and probe into the case will progress based on that.
Bahadur's wife Nita has alleged foul play saying her husband had gone to close an open door of the AC compartment and did not return.
As per Nita, Bahadur had gone missing near Raigarh station, some 70km from Jharsuguda.
Bahadur died in circumstances similar to the death of medical student Namrata Damor, whose body was also found on railway tracks near Ujjain in January 2012.
All Vyapam scam related cases were recently handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Supreme Court had earlier this month observed that mysterious deaths related to the scandal had “suddenly stopped” after the central agency started its probe.
The opposition in Madhya Pradesh has alleged that people linked to the Vyapam scam were dying mysteriously as part of a conspiracy to silence key witnesses.