Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today joined the queue of political leaders in meeting the family of deceased journalist Akshay Singh, who died covering the Vyapam scam.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were some of the other leaders who have expressed their condolences to Singh’s family.
After meeting the family at their East Delhi home earlier today amidst torrential rain in the national capital, Chouhan said that he would do everything possible to reduce their pain.
“The family has lost everything. I have assured the family of an unbiased investigation,” Chouhan was quoted by news agency ANI.
— ANI (@ANI_news) July 9, 2015
Singh, a television journalist, had died mysteriously on June 4 after interviewing parents of a girl who was found dead after her name figured in the massive Vyapam scandal in Madhya Pradesh. The post mortem report of Singh stated that there were no external or internal injuries. However, doctors who conducted the autopsy on the body at the Dahod General Hospital in Gujarat have “reserved” their opinion on the cause of death.
The recruitment scam, which has shaken the state government, has now turned into an issue of national prominence with several of the accused linked to the case dying mysteriously. This week, Chouhan finally requested the Madhya Pradesh High Court for a CBI probe into the case after massive public uproar.
On July 10, the Supreme Court will be taking up a number of petitions seeking its intervention into the Vyapam scandal.