Vyapam scam: Dr Arun Sharma's autopsy report inconclusive; police says not a case of homicide
The Delhi Police, Tuesday, said that the post-mortem report of Vyapam scam-linked Dr Arun Sharma remains inconclusive and requires further examination.
New Delhi: The Delhi Police, Tuesday, said that the post-mortem report of Vyapam scam-linked Dr Arun Sharma remains inconclusive and requires further examination.
City Police Commissioner BS Bassi said, “We are carefully investigating the matter, no foul play was observed as per prima facie evidence...Will wait for viscera report,” adding that it was not a case of homicide but death due to some other causes.
“Prime facie we are satisfied with the progress of investigation,” he added.
Media reports said that Dr Sharma may have died after he took a deadly cocktail of alcohol and prescription medicines.
Dr Sharma was a diabetic and also suffered from hypertension.
When the police broke open his room in a Delhi hotel on Sunday morning, they had found that he had vomited in the bathroom.
Dr Sharma was the dean of Jabalpur Medical College and was said to be probing fake examinees in the Vyapam scam.
The body of 64-year-old Dr Arun Sharma, the dean of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Medical College in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, was found dead in his room at Upal hotel in Dwarka close to the IGI airport on July 5.
The death of Dr Sharma came to light a day after investigative journalist Akshaya Singh died under mysterious circumstances in Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh, soon after he had interviewed the parents of a girl who was found dead after her name figured in the massive admission and recruitment scandal.
Dr Sharma was said to be scrutinising the admissions in the medical college in the wake of Vyapam scam. Admissions on the medical seats in college were done through MPPEB (MP Professional Examination Board ), also called Vyapam, in which some fake candidates were suspected, said a source.
Incidentally, Sharma was the second dean of the medical college to die under mysterious circumstances in the last one year.
The charred body of another dean of the same medical college, Dr DK Sakalle, who was reportedly looking into fake admissions in the medical college in the wake of Vyapam scam, was found dead in his home on July 4 last year. Dr Sharma was reportedly close to Dr Sakalle.