Doctor Accused In Vyapam Scam Commits Suicide A Day Before Her Questioning With CBI

| October 16 , 2018 , 09:13 IST

A junior doctor accused in the Vyapam Scam committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh’s capital city Lucknow, just a day before her questioning at the CBI office.

According to media reports, the deceased is identified as Dr Manisha Sharma, 27, allegedly took the step a day before she was scheduled to appear at the Vyapam scam office of the CBI in Gwalior. According to hospital sources, Sharma was earlier jailed in 2015 in the same case.

Reports further said that Police registered an abetment to suicide case against a senior resident doctor on the complaint of Sharma’s sister. According to the complainant, police said, Dr Udham Singh from the Urology department had called Sharma’s sister Deepa and informed her that he had an argument with her following which she took the poison.

Superintendent of Police (SP), Lucknow West, Vikas Chandra Tripathi while speaking to the media said, “On 13 October, a woman informed us that her sister, who is a doctor at KGMU, injected herself with some drug and was being treated at KGMU where she died today (on Monday). An FIR has been registered against a doctor. Action will be taken based on the investigation.”

A police officer told the media, “We haven’t arrested him (Udham) so far. Kanpur resident Manisha attempted suicide in her room (309) of Budhha Hostel on Saturday evening. Deepa got a call from Udham soon after.”

What is Vyapam?

The Vyapam scam is an admission and recruitment fraudulent scheme, beginning in 1995, involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB).

The admission and recruitment scam that was came into light 2013 pertains to alleged irregularities in the PMT-2013 examination conducted by the MPPEB, popularly known as "Vyapam"(Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal).