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Police chief rules out foul play in Dean’s death

A three-member medical team on Monday conducted the postmortem on the Dean of Jabalpur Medical College, a day after he was found dead in a South-west Delhi hotel. 

However, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi has said no foul play could be suspected as per initial probe.

A three-member expert panel at the Safdarjung Hospital conducted the postmortem on Dr Arun Sharma. The report is awaited. Sharma’s body was handed over to his family, who took him to Jabalpur for cremation. 

Several speculations have cropped up after the Dean’s mysterious death, as he was linked to the infamous Vyapam scam. 

He was the Dean of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College in Jabalpur. When his body was found, Sharma was supposed to head for Agartala from Delhi as part of an inspection team of the Medical Council of India. 

The Police Commissioner said investigators were probing various angles in the case, notwithstanding the initial reports. “No foul play could be suspected as per prima facie evidence,” Bassi said. 

He added that the crime team had inspected the site and collected fingerprints and other evidence from the spot.

Bassi said the police are in touch with Sharma’s family to ensure that there is no shortcoming in the investigation. 

Sharma’s death came to light a day after Akshay Singh, an investigative journalist with a leading Delhi-based news channel, died under mysterious circumstances soon after he had interviewed parents of a girl found dead after her name figured in the scandal.

Meanwhile, all major political parties, including AAP, have cornered the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre over the issue. 

Workers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will be holding nationwide protests on the issue on July 11 and would also raise the issue in Parliament in the upcoming Winter session.
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