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Vyapam scam: Family hopes CBI will solve Namrata's death

Omprakash Damor says that his sister was killed but was not in touch with Jagdish Sagar.

india Updated: Jul 16, 2015 19:49 IST
Sravani Sarkar
Sravani Sarkar
Hindustan Times
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Namrata Damor, an accused in the Vyapam scam, was found dead on railway tracks in 2012. (File Photo)

A small framed picture of a young Namrata is placed inside a cupboard in the drawing room of the modest Damor residence in Teachers’ Colony.

Right beneath, on a side table is a new cardboard box file full of photocopies of documents.

“We have compiled this file so that when the CBI team demands information from us, we can hand over whatever we have,” says Omprakash Damor, Namrata’s 25-year-old elder brother.

“We are hoping that the CBI would be finally able to bring a closure (to the case) for us by clearing the picture on Namrata’s death.”

Namrata’s body had been found on the railway track in Ujjain on January 7, 2012, a year-and-half after she cracked the pre-medical test (PMT) conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) or Vyapam.

At the time of her death, Namrata was student of the MGM Medical College, Indore.

She was allegedly killed after she fell out with Vyapam racket kingpin Jagdish Sagar.

Omprakash, however, denies that his sister was ever in touch with Sagar. “She did not know him. Sagar also denied knowing her after his arrest,” he said.

Namrata was among the 90 candidates whose 2010 pre-medical test results were cancelled by the MPPEB in May 2014.

The Damor family is reluctant to meet new people, especially media persons after the death of Delhi journalist Akshay Singh, who died while interviewing the family on July 4.

It took lot of persuasion through family friends before Omprakash agreed to talk to HT.

“There was lots of questioning and the local police even asked us for the cup in which Akshay had drunk tea. The Ujjain police (that was investigating Namrata’s death) called up my father and asked him to give his statement. But my father refused…,” Omprakash said.

“My sister was killed. I was sure of that the day I saw her body and I am sure of it now."

“Police botched up the entire evidence and (the) accused got enough time to clean up all the evidences. But we are hoping that the CBI would clear up the matter.”

The family, however, will fully cooperate with the CBI, he said, adding that the central investigating agency is yet to question the family.

Omprakash Damor says that his sister was killed but was not in touch with Jagdish Sagar.


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First Published: Jul 16, 2015 18:38 IST