Vyapam scam: Akshay Singh’s viscera sent to AIIMS for medical examination

By: | Published: July 8, 2015 9:25 PM

The viscera of Akshay Singh, the television journalist who passed away in mysterious circumstances last week, has been sent to AIIMS for medical examination.

The viscera of Akshay Singh, the television journalist who passed away in mysterious circumstances last week, has been sent to AIIMS for medical examination.

“In case of the deceased Akshay Singh, there were two set of samples from viscera. One set of viscera was meant for medical examination as well as histopathological examination. That sample we have accepted and a medical board has been constituted,” said Dr. Sudhir Gupta, Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine, AIIMS.

“For chemical examination, another set of samples has been taken away to be tested for detection of any chemicals or poisonous substances to the forensic laboratory at Rohini,” he added.

Dr. Gupta further said: “Our laboratory is for academic purpose. So, we have limitations for analyzing criminal cases, that is why there are laboratories and their reports are accepted.”

“We have given assurance for any sort of medical expertise required in this case will be extended from the Department of forensic studies of AIIMS,” he added.

As many as 46 people associated with the Vyapam scam as accused or witnesses have died under mysterious circumstances, according to latest reports.

Over the past week, a doctor related to the employment scam, a medical college dean and journalist Akshay Singh were also found dead.

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