Doctors uncover Vyapam death, Namrata Damor was murdered

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Bhopal, July 9: Mystery over the death of 19-year old medical student-Namrata Damor-is beginning to get a definitive answer. The doctors who had performed an autopsy on her claim that she was murdered.

What had been dismissed as suicide three years ago, is now claimed to be murder (according to the autopsy reports). BB Purohit, a doctor in the team that performed the autopsy on Namrata Damor said,"She was murdered. There is not even one percent chance of a natural death."

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Her case was reopened after the death of TV journalist Akshay Singh last weekend, just minutes after interviewing her father.

Namrata was found dead on railway tracks in Ujjain in January 2012. The police closed it as a case of suicide. This was in contradiction of the report released by the forensic team thta said that Namrata died of severe asphyxia as a result of smothering. The findings too suggested homicidal death.

Dr Purohit said,"We three doctors conducted the post mortem...we have over 25 years of experience. There were bruises on the nose and mouth of the woman which indicated she was strangled. Also bruises on her body suggested she was dragged on the tracks after her death."

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Senior police officer Manohar Verma, however denies the fact. He said,"We investigated her death and recreated the crime scene with forensic experts. We found nothing that suggested murder. If there is new evidence we can investigate again but so far there is nothing."

Namrata was alleged to have sought admission in the college by paying bribe as a part of the scam. Journalist Akshay Singh too died at Namrata's home while interviewing her father. It is said that he started frothing from the mouth and collapsed.

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