New Delhi, July 5: Television journalist Akshay Singh lost his life on Saturday, July 4, while he was covering the massive recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh.
His mysterious death comes as a shock, as just before his death, he called on the parents of Namrata Damor, an alleged beneficiary of the Vyapam scandal who died in mysterious circumstances.
Akshay Singh, a New Delhi-based journalist of TV channel Aaj Tak, went to Madhya Pradesh to cover the recent string of deaths of people involved in the scam. [Vyapam scam: TV journalist Akshay Singh to be cremated today; SIT to probe his death]
Besides a large number of journalists, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal attended Akshay's last rites at the Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi.
More than 40 people associated with the scam have died since 2013.
Here are some Twitter reactions on the shocking demise of 36-year-old Akshay Singh:
Simple Demand of all journalist orgns in Akshay Singh death. MP govt must forthwith send viscera report to AIIMS. #Vyapam— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 5, 2015
Akshay Singh death mystery should come out asap ! #Wake up Indian Media— Manish Jha (@ManishJmann) July 5, 2015
@OfficeOfRG: Pained to meet the mother, father &sister of Akshay Singh.My prayers are with them in this time of terrible grief: Rahul Gandhi— Simran99 (@aa_simran) July 5, 2015
Journalist Late Akshay Singh's death is not so simply ,appear definite foul play ! As I knew him he was healthy... http://t.co/6174kx4ZSR— Satish K Singh (@SKSingh9) July 5, 2015
Death of Akshay Singh once again brings us to that vital question that whether journalists are a dying breed. First Jagendra then Akshay— Arijit Bose (@taurianbose) July 5, 2015
Amazed at speed at which MP Police has ruled out foul play in deaths of Akshay Singh and Jabalpur Dean! This is independent investigation?— Atishi Marlena (@AtishiMarlena) July 5, 2015
Akshay Singh will always be remembered, who dedicated his years to journalism, with love and respect.— Mayur Borkar (@MayurBorkar1) July 5, 2015
Akshay singh was investigating d vyapam scam. His mysterious death has raised many eyebrows. Govt should get down at the root of the matter.— kuldeep kaur (@kuldeepkaur109) July 5, 2015