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CBI files three new FIRs in Vyapam case

The CBI team investigating the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scam and the deaths related to it has registered three FIRs — including one related to the mysterious death of Namrata Damor which has now been considered as a murder, sources said on Friday.

Contrary to an earlier observation on Namrata’s death, the CBI on Friday opted to consider it as a murder case and filed a case under IPC Section 302 against unidentified people, CBI sources said after the case diary of Namrata was handed over to the CBI on Thursday night.

The number of First Information Reports (FIRs) in the Vyapam scam has now reached eight.

With regard to Pre-Medical Test 2010, two incidents have been registered and 12 people have been mentioned as accused, CBI sources added.

Namrata’s death was brought back into focus after a TV journalist, Akshay Singh, died minutes after interviewing her father on July 4.

On Thursday, the CBI, which was asked to investigate the scam by the Supreme Court last week, called for the medical reports of Namrata, Akshay Singh and two others.

Namrata was found dead on railway tracks in Ujjain in January, 2012. When the police filed a closure report in 2014, they called it a suicide, contradicting the autopsy report that said that Namrata died because of “violent asphyxia as a result of smothering” and that the findings suggested “homicidal” death.

A doctor who was a part of the autopsy team told recently that he was convinced Namrata was murdered. “There is not even one percent chance of a natural death,” said Dr. BB Purohit.

“There were bruises on the nose and mouth of the woman which indicated she was strangled. Also bruises on her body suggested she was dragged on the tracks after her death,” said Dr. Purohit.

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