Vyapam scam: CBI to examine docs who reported on Damor death

  • HT Correspondent & PTI, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Bhopal
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2015 17:30 IST
Namrata Damor, an accused in the Vyapam scam, was found dead on railway tracks in 2012. (File Photo)

Senior doctors who conducted the post-mortem of Namrata Damor, an alleged beneficiary of MBBS admission through Vyapam, and police officials who investigated the case have come under the scanner of CBI for their contradictory reports and investigations.

CBI sources said the agency will soon call Dr BB Purohit who did the first post mortem on Damor, whose body was found on railway tracks at Bherupura crossing in Ujjain, suggesting her death was a result of “violent asphyxia as a result of smothering” suggesting murder.

The agency is now focusing on the contradictory report given by DS Barhkur, Director of medico-legal institute, Bhopal, who had rubbished the post-mortem report finalised by a three-doctor panel led by Purohit, a post-graduate in forensic medicine, the sources said.

Barkhur suggested that Damor might have committed suicide and was alive before she jumped on the tracks to end her life. Barkhur’s findings were based on the visit to crime scene and snaps taken by him besides calculation of speed of train and place where the body was first found.

Barkhur’s findings were relied on by the police investigation team which closed the case saying it was a suicide.

Now CBI has decided to call both the experts to know the reasons behind their findings besides verifying the findings again with the help of CFSL experts, the sources said.

They said statements and reports given by both set of experts will be verified as there are lot of loopholes in the theories built around their reports.

Sources said the agency will also examine the police team which chose to overrule the post-mortem report suggestive of homicide to know the reasons for the same.

CBI registers 10 more FIRs, books 245 people

The CBI has registered 10 more FIRs and booked 245 people in connection with the Vyapam scam on Wednesday.

In the first two cases in the police constable recruitment examination, 2013, a total of seven people were booked for cheating. In a third case in the police recruitment test, 2013, in Balaghat district, as many as 20 people were booked for forgery.

The fourth case was lodged in the pre-medical test (PMT), 2010. Seventeen people were charged for rigging the exam.

The fifth case is about cheating by impersonation in PMT in different years. As many as 60 people have been made accused in the case.

Two cases were lodged for irregularities in the forest guards’ recruitment examination, where a total of 13 people were booked.

Three cases were registered by the CBI later in the evening. A total of 34 people were booked in a case lodged for leaking model answer key in pre-PG (medical) examination, 2012.

Another 48 people were booked for impersonation in the PMT in Rewa district, while 45 people were made accused in a case lodged for the irregularities in the forest guards’ recruitment exam, 2013.

So far, the CBI has registered 89 cases in connection with the scam, apart from 12 preliminary enquiries (PEs) into the 20 deaths allegedly linked to the scam.

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