Jhabua: After the Madhya Pradesh government agreed to get the viscera samples of deceased TV journalist Akshay Singh tested at AIIMS in Delhi, a panel of doctors that conducted the autopsy on the body at the Dahod General Hospital in Gujarat have "reserved" their opinion on the cause of death, police said on Monday.
"The opinion on the cause of the death is reserved in the post-mortem report," Jhabua district Superintendent of Police (SP), Abid Khan told reporters here.
"The viscera have been preserved by the hospital and the process to send it to AIIMS (New Delhi) has been initiated by the authorities," Khan said.
Police have also registered a case in this regard in Megnnagar Police Station. A police team has been dispatched to New Delhi for recording statements of those including the cameraman who were with Akshay when he died all of a sudden.
Akshay, working for a leading Delhi-based news channel, suddenly took ill and died after having interviewed parents of a girl who had been found dead near railway tracks after her name figured in the infamous MPPEB scam.
The 38-year-old scribe had called on the parents of Namrata Damor, whose body had been found under mysterious circumstances near railway tracks in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh on January 7, 2012.
Yesterday, state DGP Surendra Singh had said that the government has decided to get the viscera samples (of Singh) tested at AIIMS Delhi as well as at Central Forensic Science Laboratory.
The demand for sending the viscera outside the state was made by Singh's sister in a letter to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The media group, for which Singh worked, had also urged the Madhya Pradesh government to send his viscera sample to a forensic laboratory outside the state, preferably AIIMS at Delhi, for a transparent examination.
Chouhan has already said that his government will write to the HC-constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is overseeing the STF's investigation into the scam, to probe the death of the journalist.