Vyapam case: CBI collects slain journalist Akshay Singh's medical reports

New Delhi, Sept 2: In its probe to unravel the cause of the mysterious death of Aaj Tak journalist Akshay Singh, CBI has collected his medical reports from his family to ascertain whether he had any medical history which might have led to his death.

CBI sources said the medical reports of Singh, who was trailing the story of Vyapam beneficiary Namrata Damor, have been collected and sent to a medical board to ascertain if it was any medical pre-condition which might have led to his sudden death.

Vyapam: CBI probing journo's death

They said the office staff of the channel may also be quizzed in connection with the case to know the leads that Singh might have been following.

They, however, clarified that they will wait for the opinion of medical experts before taking any other line of probe. Singh, who was probing the story of Damor, whose body was found on a rail track in Ujjain triggering speculation of foul play in her death as she was allegedly a beneficiary of irregularities in the conduct of Vyapam scam, collapsed at her house after interviewing her parents.

He was among over 35 people linked directly or indirectly with the scam who were found dead in mysterious circumstances over a period of time.

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The sources said that the agency is probing all the angles related to the mysterious death and in Singh's case a preliminary enquiry has already been initiated by it.

Damor's father Mehtab Singh Damor had said Akshay and two others visited their house in Jhabua district in Mahdya Pradesh on July 4 afternoon.

After the interview was over, someone was sent to get some papers photocopied. As Akshay was waiting outside Damor's house, suddenly he started frothing at the mouth.

He was rushed to the civil hospital and later to a private hospital, but doctors failed to revive him. From there he was taken to another hospital in nearby Dahod in Gujarat, where he was declared brought dead.

CBI is also probing the Damor's mysterious death and is likely to quiz two doctors who have given contradictory post-mortem reports.

While the first team under Dr B B Purohit suggested her death was a result of "violent asphyxia as a result of smothering" indicating murder, Dr DS Barhkur, Director of Medico-Legal Institute, rubbished it saying it was an accident and probably suicide as Damor was alive before falling on the tracks.


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