Narendra Singh Tomar, an accused in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, also known as Vyapam scam, has died under mysterious circumstances in an Indore jail.
Tomar complained of chest pain on Saturday night and was rushed to Maharaja Yashwant Rao Hospital where he was declared brought dead, official sources said on Sunday.
City Superintendent of Police Ajay Jain said a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the death of Tomar.
He was an accused in the pre-medical test conducted by >MPPEB in 2009. Tomar was said to have arranged for imposters, who had written the papers in place of genuine aspirants.
Tomar’s is the 24 death of those named as accused or witnesses in connection with a plethora of criminal cases registered in connection with the scam.
The most high-profile death was that of >Shailesh Yadav , son of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav.
Ram Naresh Yadav was himself made an accused in the scam before getting relief from the court.