Vyapam scam: CBI visits crime scene in Ujjain in Namrata Damore case
A team of about 13 CBI officials on Friday visited the crime scene where mutilated body of MBBS student Namrata Damor -- one of the suspect Vyapam scam-related fatalities -- was found near railway tracks in Ujjain.
New Delhi: A team of about 13 CBI officials on Friday visited the crime scene where mutilated body of MBBS student Namrata Damor -- one of the suspect Vyapam scam-related fatalities -- was found near railway tracks in Ujjain.
CBI sources said the team led by Superintendent of Police Hari Singh reached the railway tracks in the Bhairopora area under Kaitha Police Station and also quizzed all the police officials and railway staff who had seen the body.
The team which stayed their for two hours collected pictures of the body and crime scene which were clicked when the body was found on January in 2012, a week after she had gone missing from her hostel, the sources said.
The CBI sleuths accompanied with a team from the Central Forensic Laboratory made a detailed video recording of the crime scene and quizzed eye-witnesses of nearby villages and railway gangman, who had found the body, the sources said.
The team moved to Kaitha Police Station where it questioned Town Inspector (TI) Munni Parihar and Sub-Inspector Madhav Sharma who had initially probed the case, the sources said.
They said the team has also asked the police to provide call records collected by its cyber crime wing.
Namrata's family had claimed that she was killed and her body was dumped on the railway tracks but police had termed it as suicide, claiming that she jumped off the train because of family opposition to her alleged friendship with a boy.
The police investigation was in contrast to the postmortem report which had said that she had died because of "violent asphyxia as a result of smothering", suggesting "homicide".
Namrata is suspected to have taken admission in MBBS illegally, which further raised suspicion that she might have been eliminated by the vested interests.
The role of Namrata's alleged friend Vishal Verma is also under scanner of the CBI as he is suspected to be one of the persons who had allegedly appeared in the Pre-Medical Tests of 2009 as an impersonator.
Meanwhile, CBI today registered two new FIRs in connection with alleged irregularities carried out in the conduct of examinations by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board also known as Vyapam.
CBI spokesperson said here today the first case has been registered against five persons regarding alleged illegalities committed in the Police Constable Recruitment Test 2013 conducted by Vyapam.
She said the second case has been registered against 13 accused persons, regarding illegalities in the Police Constable Recruitment Test 2013 conducted by Vyapam.
Allegations of rampant corruption surfaced in professional examinations conducted by Vyapam after RTI queries showed alleged involvement of top functionaries of state government offices.
Former state Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma and several top bureaucrats are currently in jail in connection with the scam.