A police team from Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh arrived at AIIMS in the national Capital on Tuesday with the viscera samples of TV journalist Akshay Singh who died mid-interview under mysterious circumstances while covering the Vyapam scam. Samples were sent to Delhi to rule out any possibility of foul play at AIIMS Bhopal.
"A police team has reached AIIMS with the viscera samples of TV journalist Akshay Singh late in the afternoon and are in the process of completing the formalities of handing over the samples to hospital for further examination to determine the cause of his death," said Abid Khan, Jhabua district superintendent of police.
The policemen had reportedly arrived at around 3:30pm with the samples and had met the forensic department head of AIIMS Sudhir Gupta, sources said.
According to the sources, a panel is likely to be formed for testing the viscera samples.
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Singh, who was on assignment in Jhabua had died on Saturday under mysterious circumstances soon after he had interviewed the parents of a girl who was found dead after her name figured in the massive admission and recruitment scandal.
The journalist was rushed to the civil hospital and later to a private hospital, but doctors failed to revive him. From there, he was taken to another hospital in nearby Dahod in Gujarat, where he was declared brought dead.