Mystery deepens over the sensational Vyapam scam with another police constable who was questioned by the Special Task Force was found hanging from a ceiling fan at a tourist outpost in Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh.
Constable Ramakant Pandey was questioned by the investigators four months ago. Local police, however, denied any link between his death and the scam saying Pandey was an alcoholic and was depressed over his debt.
His death came less than 24 hours after the body of a woman trainee sub-inspector was found in a lake near the Police Academy headquarters in Sagar.
The latest is the fourth death in last four days.
On Saturday, TV journalist Akshay Singh died under mysterious circumstances soon after he had interviewed parents of a girl found dead after her name cropped up in the admission and recruitment scandal. A day later Dr Arun Sharma, dean of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Medical College in Jabalpur, who was assisting the investigators in the probe was found dead at a Delhi hotell.
Anamika Khushwaha was recruited as sub-inspector through the Vyapam selection board in 2014, but the police said she was not a beneficiary. According to the State police, she jumped into the lake in the wee hours of Monday and there were even two eye-witnesses.