Vyapam: CBI will examine doctors who gave reports on Damore death

Last Updated 19 August 2015, 10:33 IST

 Senior doctors who did post-mortem of Namrata Damore, 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 B B Purohit who did the first post mortem on Damore, 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 focussing on the contradictory report given by D S 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 Damore 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.

Meanwhile, the agency registered seven more FIRs in connection with the Vyapam scam.

The first case is against five persons relating to allegations of cheating by impersonation in Constable Recruitment Examination, 2013, while the second case is against three persons relating to allegations of cheating by impersonation in the examination, third against 20 persons relating to allegations of cheating by personation/forgery in the exam, CBI spokesperson said.

The fourth case is against 17 persons relating to allegations of cheating by impersonation in PMT, 2010, fifth against 60 persons relating to allegations of cheating by personation in PMT 2008/2009/2011, the spokesperson said.

She said the sixth case is against 10 accused persons relating to allegations of cheating by personation/forgery in Vanrakshak Recruitment Examination 2013 and seventh against three persons in the same examination.

The probe of irregularities in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board was handed over to CBI by the Supreme Court which has sought a report from the agency on August 24.

Allegations of rampant corruption surfaced in the professional examinations conducted by Vyapam after RTI queries showed alleged involvement of top functionaries of state government offices.

Former state Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma and several top bureaucrats are currently in jail in connection with the scam.

(Published 19 August 2015, 10:33 IST)

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