Bhopal, July 6 (IANS) A female trainee police sub-inspector on Monday committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district. She was selected through the Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam), police said.
Anamika Kushwaha was posted as a trainee at the Jawaharlal Nehru Training Centre at Sagar.
“The training centre is situated near a pond in which she jumped to death early Monday. We have recovered the body. The reason for her suicide is not clear yet,” a police official told IANS.
Superintendent of Police Sachin Atulkar, however, denied any connection of Anamika’s death with the raging Vyapam scam.
More than 40 people associated with the admission and recruitment racket in Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board have died since 2013 – either in mysterious circumstances or have committed suicides.
On Sunday, Arun Sharma, the dean of a medical college in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh who was also connected with the scam probe, was found dead in a hotel near the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. He was on his way to Tripura as a member of an inspection team of the Medical Council of India.
Sharma, 64, was assisting the Special Task Force probing the recruitment scam by providing documents on fake medical entrance examinees in the state-run college, police said.
The most high-profile death in the case has been of Shailesh Yadav, son of Governor Ram Naresh Yadav. Shailesh, 50, was found dead at his father’s residence in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow on March 25.