Vyapam Scam : How Many More Lives Will It Take?

by Gaurav SunejaJuly 7, 2015


Vyapam Scam : How Many More Lives Will It Take?

The officers of the  Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal, or Vyapam) were found to have been tackling a variety of eligibility tests for courses and recruitment for close to six years, perhaps for even longer period. Over Rs. 2,000 crore are believed to be exchanged as bribes. This shows that how corruption is corroding the whole system. The candidates who work hard to get a good job are not selected and instead those people are selected who use foul means to achieve their aim.

Many social activists  and the  opposition Congress have  alleged  that many corrupt officials  had  taken money to compromise  the examination and recruitment for several professional courses including Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medical, MCA, Teaching etc. The current accusations mostly involve teaching recruitment. More than 25 accused/witnesses in  the Vyapam scam have died in unnatural circumstances so  far. The case is currently being investigated by the State police’s special task force. Akshay Singh, a journalist of TV Today group fell ill and died at Meghnagar near Jhabua town soon after  interviewing the parents  of a girl who was accused in the scam  and had herself died in suspicious circumstances. Akshay Singh called on the parents of Namrata Damodar on Saturday. The body of Namrata had been found near railway tracks in Ujjain district in 2012. The father of of Namrata Mehtab Singh told that there were two more persons who visited his house on Saturday. After the interview when Mr. Singh was waiting hing outside his house , he started frothing at the mouth. He was rushed to the civil  hospital  and later to a private hospital but doctors failed to revive him. Dr. Ashok Bachani, Medical Officer of the Dahod Civil Hospital told news agency ANI that the post-mortem didn’t show any foul-play. Also external wounds were not found. He added that in order  to determine the reason behind death, they have to send viscera for histopathology and forensic analysis. They would be able to give a reason behind the death only after the reports come in.

Later, the group conducted an interview with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who promised a time-bound investigation into Mr. Singh’s death. Dr. Arun Sharma, the dean of a Jabalpur-based medical college was founded mysteriously dead at a Delhi hotel on Sunday morning. Media reports said he was probing fake examinees in the Vyapam Scam. Just a year ago, Dr. D.K Sakkaley, the in-charge dean of the same college, was found dead with 90 per cent burns.

Today, people only want to earn money at any cost. Hence, they are engaged in such kinds of scams. Therefore, in the fear of getting exposed these people remove all those persons who come in their way. This show that how much are system has been degraded due to corruption. We can hope that this case will be solved soon and the culprits will be punished and no more people will have to sacrifice their life.

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About The Author
Gaurav Suneja
Gaurav Suneja
I am 21 years of age and I am pursuing B.Tech. from Delhi Technological University in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. I like to watch news and other infotainment channels. My favorite sport is cricket. I also like to write articles in order to express my views on any current event.

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