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Journalist’s death: Sister asks govt to allow Akshay’s viscera to be examined outside MP

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.

By: Agencies | New Delhi | Updated: July 5, 2015 9:28 pm
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Pakshi Singh, sister of television reporter Akshay Singh who died in Madhya Pradesh under mysterious circumstances while on a trail of Vyapam scam, on Sunday demanded that his viscera should be examined outside the state for a fair investigation.

She has written a letter to Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, requesting him that her brother’s viscera preferably be sent to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi for examination.

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“As you know he (Akshay Singh) died under mysterious circumstances on July 4. I request you to get his viscera examined outside Madhya Pradesh, preferably at AIIMS in Delhi, for free and fair investigation. Please allow it.”

New Delhi-based television reporter Akshay Singh died in Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua district on Saturday while covering the Vyapam scam. He went to the state to cover the recent string of deaths of people involved in the scam.

Trinamool Congress also supported the demand of sending the viscera samples to AIIMS in Delhi for examination.

“Employers, others and the family of the journalist want viscera report to be sent outside MP to AIIMS Delhi. Death of young journalist covering Vyapam case is shocking. Condolences to his family. Very disturbing reports from MP. Truth must come out,” TMC national spokesperson Derek O’Brien said in a statement.

The last rites of Singh, who was covering the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scandal, were held on Sunday in Delhi where Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were among those present.

Singh, who was working with TV Today group, died on Saturday after he interviewed parents of a girl who was found dead after her name figured in the massive recruitment scandal.

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  1. K
    Jul 5, 2015 at 8:14 pm
    How many people need to be killed to stop the investigations? This clearly shows how the politicians, policemen, Judges and other people handle sensitive questions in a democracy. Even before the full investigations more than a dozen people have been killed, either BJP answer for it or investigate it thoroughly.
    1. D
      Jul 5, 2015 at 8:28 pm
      Why should families, political leaders, etc. have to ask how the investigation has to be conducted. There should be an established forensic procedure for all homicide or suspected homicide victims irrespective of who the victims are. Every life is equally important.