Published On: Sun, Jul 5th, 2015

Vyapam Scam gets murkier after medical college dean found dead

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The  body of Dr Arun Sharma, Dean of a Jabalpur Medical College, suspected of having links to some accused in the Vyapam scam, was found under mysterious circumstances at a hotel in south-west Delhi’s Dwarka this morning.

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.

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.

Police said there was no prima facie evidence of foul play in the death of 64-year-old Arun Sharma, the dean of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College and Hospital in Jabalpur.In a strange coincidence, Sharma’s death came exactly a year after Dr DK Sakale, the former dean of the same medical college, was found dead in his official bungalow.

Investigative journalist also died mysteriously two days back

On Saturday, Delhi-based television journalist Akshay Singh died suddenly while on an assignment in Madhya Pradesh to interview the parents of a woman who died in suspicious circumstances after her name figured in the massive admission and recruitment scandal.

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