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Vyapam scam: MP medical college dean found dead in hotel, body sent for post-mortem

In what is set to add more murkiness to the notorious Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, Dean of Jabalpur's NS medical college, Arun Sharma was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a hotel in Delhi.


Vyapam scam: MP medical college dean found dead in hotel, body sent for post-mortem
Courtesy: ANI

New Delhi: In what is set to add more murkiness to the notorious Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, Dean of Jabalpur's NS medical college, Arun Sharma was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a hotel in Delhi.

Doctor Arun Sharma, who reportedly had links to some accused in the Vyapam scam, was found dead in Uppal Hotel, near the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

He was to board a flight to Agartala for the inspection of a medical college there, reports say.

The Dean was reportedly helping to probe the fake medical entrance examinees in Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam, known as Vyapam scam.

According to Indian Medical Association (IMA) President Doctor Sudhir Tiwari, Dean Arun Sharma had handed over 200 Vyapam documents to the Special Task Force which was probing the scam, tweeted Congress leader Digvijay Singh.

The body of Dr Arun Sharma, Dean of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Medical College in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, was found in his room at the hotel, police said.
Police said when the door was not opened after repeated knocks, the staff entered the room using a duplicate key and found his body.

A bottle of alcohol almost empty was found in the room. Sharma had also vomited and there were signs of heavy drinking, said a senior police officer, adding forensic evidences were collected and the body sent for post mortem.

Asked about reported links of Sharma with Vyapam scam, Joint Commissioner of Police (South West) Dipender Pathak said police is "covering all the angles" in its investigation.

Dipendra Pathak (Joint CP) said that Arun Sharma's body has been sent for post-mortem and so far "nothing foul" has been found, the ANI reported.

"I have very cryptic info of his health; his son is yet to come. He was a patient of diabetes and hyper tension", the ANI quoted him as saying.

Congress leader Digvijay Singh has hinted at his possible link to Vyapam scam as incidentally, exactly one year ago in July 2014, another Dean of Jabalpur's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College named Dr DK Sakalle who was also a member of Vyapam Scam investigation committee, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his home.

He had died of burn injuries as according to police, the Dean had used kerosene oil to burn himself.  

The news of the Dean's death comes just a day after the mysterious death of journalist from Delhi, who was interviewing a family of an MPEB scam accused in Jhabua. 

At least 25 accused and witnesses have died so far in the Vyapam scam, a massive admission and recruitment racket involving several bureaucrats and politicians, and the opposition Congress has been demanding a CBI probe into the matter.

With Agency Inputs

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