PEB scam: Woman says her son did not die in a road accident

  • Yogendra Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jul 03, 2015 18:30 IST

“My son did not die in a road accident. He was killed by someone,” says an inconsolable Kailasi Verma who lost her only son Deepak in 2010.

Deepak Verma, 24, who was said to be a middleman in the PMT scam, had died allegedly in a road accident on the Ring Road in Indore on November 20 five years ago.

Talking to HT over the phone, Kailashi says she still did not believe the police claims that Deepak died in a road accident. She feels her son perhaps came to know about some secrets of the MPPEB scam and was silenced for it.

“There was only a small injury on his head. The car he drove was damaged badly. If the car was completely damaged, how could a guy who was also in the car escape with minor injuries?” she says.

Demanding a CBI probe, the Vermas say they cannot pursue their fight for justice as they fear that their son’s killers will target them and their kin.

Deepak’s father PL Verma says there was something fishy in the police investigation. The police could not trace the dumper which crushed Deepak’s car, he says.

Deepak, a 2008 batch student of the MGM Medical College, was named by medical student Preetam Baghel who was caught by the Special Task Force in 2014.

Baghel, who was accused of arranging an impersonator for a PMT aspirant, was a batch mate of Verma.

Kailashi made a fervent appeal for interrogation of Baghel and Sidhi-resident Rohit Singh, who was along with Deepak when the alleged accident occurred.

“Rohit must be interrogated again. I believe he knows the truth. I had last spoken to Deepak about 8 pm on the fateful night when he was with Rohit. He told me he was at home and would not go anywhere else as he would have to appear for the exam the next morning” Kailashi says.

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