College dean helping Vyapam probe found dead in Delhi

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Arun Sharma, the dean of a medical college in Madhya Pradesh, who was assisting the Vyapam scam investigation, was on Sunday morning found dead in a hotel here, police said.

His body was found in his room at Uppal Hotel near the Indira Gandhi International airport. He was to head to Agartala as a member of an inspection team of the Medical Council of India.

Sharma, 64, the dean MS Medical College in Jabalpur, was assisting the Special Task Force set up to probe the recruitment scam in the Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam) by providing documents on fake medical entrance examinees in the state-run medical college, police said.

“He (the dean) had asked the hotel staff for a wake up call on Sunday morning. However, when there was no response to the staff’s calls, the hotel’s staff broke open the door and found him dead,” investigating police officer R.S. Pandey told IANS.

“Whiskey and some medicines were found near his bed. There were no wounds on his body. A post-mortem examination will be conducted today (Sunday) after his son arrives in Delhi,” a police officer said.

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