TV reporter Akshay Singh was among over 35 people linked directly or indirectly with the scam who were found dead in mysterious circumstances over a period of time.
Director-General of the UNESCO Irina Bokova expressed condolences to Singh’s family, friends and colleagues and urged the authorities to investigate his death.
The policemen had reportedly arrived at around 3.30 pm with the samples and had met the forensic department head of AIIMS Sudhir Gupta, sources said.
The demand for sending the viscera outside the state was made by Singh’s sister in a letter to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, official sources said.
The last rites of investigative reporter Akshay Singh, who was covering the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scandal, were held in Delhi where Rahul Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal were among those present.
Akshay Singh’s death, coming after more than 40 mysterious deaths of other associated with the Vyapam scam raises serious concerns and needs to be investigated thoroughly and impartially, Randeep Surjewala said.
Akshay Singh, a reporter of Aaj Tak channel, who was in Madhya Pradesh for the last few days to investigate the unnatural deaths in the Vyapam scam, died in Meghnagar near Jhabua on Saturday.
Delhi gangrape accused Vinay Sharma and Akshay Singhs counsel A P Singh on Friday sought permission of the special fast-track court to visit Tihar so that he could ensure adequate security for his clients.
The special fast-track court hearing the December 16 gangrape case on Thursday rejected an application by accused Mukesh and Akshay Singh to hold the trial on alternate days instead of on a day-to-day basis.