A 25-year-old woman trainee sub-inspector, who got into the police force through an exam conducted by Vyapam, was today found dead in a lake here.
Police suspect it to be a case of suicide.
“There must be a CBI probe. It is not a coincidence that all the accused are dying of one ailment or another. There is something more to it.” - Prashant Pandey, forensic expert and one of the whistle-blowers who exposed the scam
The body of trainee sub-inspector, Anamika Sikarwar (25), was found in the lake adjacent to the Police Training Academy in Sagar district headquarters, City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Gautam Solanki said.
Anamika was married and a resident of Morena district.
She was selected as sub-inspector through an exam conducted by Vyapam.
However, the CSP said that her selection has nothing to do with Vyapam scam and she was not a suspected beneficiary.
She was found missing from her room and later her body was found in the lake. It is suspected to be a case of suicide, he said.
Police rushed her immediately to the district hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.
The cops have sealed her room in the academy and so far no suicide note has been found. The exact cause will be known after a probe, Solanki said adding initial investigations are on in the case.
- » The Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh dates back to 2007, with investigations in the case starting after some details came to light in 2013.
- » It has been alleged by the Congress as well as several social activists that the officials took money to compromise the examination and recruitment.
- » It is also known as the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam.
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- » Congress leaders openly accused MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife of being involved in the scam. Later, they submitted the "original evidence".
- » Earlier this year, Chief Minister Chouhan claimed in a >letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi that the developments regarding the Vyapam scam provided proof of his honesty as he was the one who ordered a probe into it.
- »> Here are five things you need to know about Vyapam Scam.
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