Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence over the Vyapam scam case following the recent deaths of three people who were associated with the investigation of the scam, since July 4.
Questioning the prime minister&’s silence, Kejriwal took to Twitter and wrote that the people want him to speak up on the issue. “People want prime minister to speak and intervene in Vyapam. PM should no more remain silent," he tweeted. Kejriwal’s tweet came in the wake of the death of a 25-year-old trainee sub-inspector Anamika Sikarwar. She was found dead on Monday morning in a lake adjacent to the Police Training Academy in Sagar district headquarters, Madhya Pradesh, City Superintendent of Police Gautam Solanki said. She got selected as sub-inspector in an exam conducted by Vyapam. She was a resident of Morena district.
Police suspect it to be a suicide case. Solanki said that her selection has nothing to do with the 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 that initial investigations are on in the case.
Earlier, on July 5, the dean of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Medical College in Jabalpur who was associated with the investigation of the scam was found dead in a Delhi hotel room. On July 4, a TV journalist who was covering the Vyapam scam news died in Madhya Pradesh. Meanwhile, the opposition has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation or Supreme Court-guided SIT probe into the whole matter.
According to reports, till date, over 40 people associated with the scam have died under mysterious condition. The scam is being probed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). The Vyapam scam came to the fore in 2013 which revealed several irregularities in the admissions and recruitment racket in the state.