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Vyapam Scam: Woman Cop Found Dead in Lake in Madhya Pradesh

The 25-year-old woman trainee sub-inspector, who got into the police force through an exam conducted by Vyapam, was found dead in a lake at Sagar.

Published: 06th July 2015 12:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2015 02:34 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

SAGAR (MP):  A 25-year-old woman trainee sub-inspector, who got into the police force through an exam conducted by Vyapam, was today found dead in a lake here.

Police suspect it to be a case of suicide.

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The body of trainee sub-inspector, Anamika Sikarwar (25), was found in the lake adjacent to the Police Training Academy in Sagar district headquarters, City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Gautam Solanki said.

Anamika was married and a resident of Morena district. She got selected as sub-inspector in an exam conducted by Vyapam.

However, the CSP said that her selection has nothing to do with Vyapam scam and she was not a suspected beneficiary.

She was found missing from her room and later her body was found in the lake. It is suspected to be a case of suicide, he said.

Police rushed her immediately to the district hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

The cops have sealed her room in the academy and so far no suicide note has been found. The exact cause will be known after a probe, Solanki said adding initial investigations are on in the case.

Chacko said the "Chief Minister cannot be spared and should take responsibility" along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Prime Minister should explain and take moral responsibility for what is happening in the country," he said addressing reporters at the Congress headquarters here.

Former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram insisted that Madhya Pradesh government recommend a CBI investigation before the "next unnatural death", stressing the "buck stops  with the Executive".

"Lessons of #Vyapam : 1) Court monitoring does not guarantee independent investigation. Buck stops with the Executive. MP Government must order CBI investigation before the next unnatural death," he said on microblogging site Twitter.

Amid mounting attack by Congress, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the "Home Minister is concerned and that is why he has spoken to the Chief Minister for the action".

"Details will be known. I don't know about status of the enquiry," he said.

The BJP said the state government has no problem in handing over the probe to any agency considered suitable by the Jabalpur High Court and Supreme Court.

"The matter had been examined repeatedly by both the Jabalpur High Court and the Supreme Court, and they always expressed and reposed their faith in the investigation by STF under the monitoring and supervision of SIT, constituted by the High Court," party spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said.

"The state government would be over stepping its jurisdiction and the conduct would be highly improper for the state government to ask for a probe by any other agency without permission from court. The entire probe is being done by SIT under the supervision of a retired judge. So state government has no role to play whatsoever in the investigation," he said.

BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh rejected allegations of the Congress on the recent deaths. MP Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra today said the death of Dean Arun Sharma is not related to Vyapam scam.

Police in Sagar said Anamika, the trainee sub-inspector, was married and a resident of Morena district. She was found missing from her room and later her body was found in the lake.

Police have sealed her room in the academy and so far no suicide note has been found. The exact cause will be known after a probe, SP Solanki said adding initial investigations are on in the case.

Many accused and witnesses have died so far in Vyapam scam, a massive admission and recruitment racket allegedly involving several bureaucrats and politicians.

The most high-profile of them was Shailesh Yadav, son of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav. Shailesh, 50, was found dead at his father's residence in Mall Avenue area of Lucknow on March 25 this year.

Ram Naresh Yadav, also a former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, was himself made an accused in the scam before getting relief from court.



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